I will not judge PF in advance for now, But if what is being reported in the media is true that some sections of society want to hijack the the constitution making process, then this is unfortunate.
Fair enough, if PF only want 10 copies of the constitution let them have 10 but can they print enough for us who need more than 10 or just upload the whole document on the internet, we will download it ourselves.As a matter of fact it’s the tax payers money you are using and not from PF coffers.
Levy,RB and now Sata have wasted Millions of dollars on attempting to re write our constitution with selfish agendas, I think this time around Zambians will not allow PF to manipulate the process. Remember this Zambians that we are dealing with people that once were architects of the failed third term bid,people that manipulated our constitution to bar KK.
Just the other day one senior minister was overheard saying ZAMBIA is not ready for the 50+1% ,what nonsense is this? We had had 50 plus 1 during KK time until Chiluba and Sata changed it,how did we handle it by then, we don’t want to be ruled by minority presidents on average we have had presidents ruling us by just 29.5% when 70% of the country rejected them.
We excused PF from the 90 days lies with hope that they will produce a people driven constitution in 2 years but our hopes are now fading away.
What Sata and KABIMBA should realise is that, it is the right and obligation of every Zambian citizen to read and interpret the constitution himself or herself,this shapes the future our great grand children will inherit,people made the Constitution, and they can unmake it. It is the creature of their own will, and lives only by their will,
We the people are the rightful masters of this nation and chose how we should be governed and what must be in our constitution,we have every right to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Only the constitution is a defender and protector of our citizens from un-Honourable politicians.
Our only strongest reason we cry to have a living constitution is to protect ourselves from tyranny gangs in government.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil and anarchy is that good citizens do nothing to protect their rights and liberties.
The Ministry of Justice and PF government instructions that the Technical Committee constituted to draft the constitution print only 10 copies is a brazen insult to the intelligence of the Zambian people.
What justifiable reason is there for this sudden change of heart which has now prompted the printing of only 10 copies to be handed over to the appointing authority in the manner and style of the infamous Inquiries Act which has been the primary tool of manipulation in Zambia’s failed constitution making process?
Why this u-turn when all stakeholders agreed that the hand-over of the Final Draft Constitution, the Draft Constitution of Zambia Bill, 2013 and the Final Report of the Technical Committee to the President of the Republic of Zambia (hereinafter referred to as “the Appointing Authority”) and to the public, should be done simultaneously?
This PF regime should not continue pissing on the Zambian Constitution and the Zambian people without even giving us the courtesy of calling it rain and think they can get away with a slap on the wrist! Never again!
Every law-abiding and right-thinking Zambian must no longer allow our beloved country to be at the mercy of the whimsical machinations of undemocratic, ignorant, irrational and corrupt politicians, tin-pot dictators, simple-minded looters, economic illiterates and pseudo-intellectuals who are all motivated by short-term and narrow partisan interests and their insatiable desire for wealth and power!
Zambia has had enough of this political nonsense!