No New constitution before 2016 general elections

Yes, give me my constitution
Yes, give me my constitution

Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula has disclosed that non contentious clauses in the draft constitution will be tabled before Parliament for inclusion in the current constitution when the house reconvenes in June.

Dr Simbyakula has told QFM News in an interview that those provisions which are non contentious and do not require to be subjected to a referendum will be dealt with by the National Assembly.

Dr. Simbyakula says government agrees with other stakeholders that the bill of rights requires to be subjected to a referendum.


Dr Simbyakula government has no option but to hold a referendum pertaining to the bill of rights alongside the 2016 general elections.

The Justice Minister has since assured Zambians of amendments to the current constitution before the 2016 elections to include non contentious clauses contained in the final draft constitution.


Dr. Simbyakula says the best that can be done at the moment looking at the resources available and the time is amending some provisions as government has already proposed.

He has further stated that government is committed to delivering the promises made to the people of Zambia during the campaigns among them the enactment of a new constitution.