PF is provoking Zambians over constitution – Mulongoti

Mike Mulongoti

Mike Mulongoti

People’s Party (PP) President, Mike Mulongoti says government is trying to provoke Zambians by denying them simultaneous access to the final draft constitution.

Mr Mulongoti has told QFM in an interview that the directive by Justice Wynter Kabimba to the Technical Committee to print ten copies of the final draft constitution is in absolute defiance of both the terms of reference and expectations of the Zambian people to have the copies released simultaneously to the public as well as the Executive.

Mr. Mulongoti has since advised the Patriotic Front (PF) government not to have rendered the constitution useless even before it is released to the people of Zambia.

He says there is need for transparency in the entire constitution making process noting that people want their submissions to be respected and not altered.

Mr. Mulongoti says the position taken by the Executive is provocative in a country which has invested so much and waited so long for a credible people driven constitution.

He states that there is something that government is hiding over the draft Constitution by trying to defy the terms of reference of the technical committee drafting the constitution which will not make the constitution a people driven one.