Provincial convention kicks off in Livingstone
The Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution (TCDZC) has began its seven day final provincial constitution convention in Southern province with
over 200 delegates in attendance.
Southern Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Chileshe Mulenga says government is committed to ensure that the long waited true Zambian constitution if formulated within the specified time.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Chileshe said this during the official opening of the provincial convention in Livingstone today.
He however explained that there is need to ensure that people play an active role in actively recommending necessary changes to the first draft constitution, for the country to produce a constitution that will stand the taste of time.
He urged delegates to ensure that resolutions are carefully considered by putting aside personal interests and work for the common good of the Zambian people in the formulation of the constitution of Zambia.
Dr. Mulenga also called on the delegates to actively represent important views of the members of the public particularly those who could not be afforded the opportunity to attend the conference.
Meanwhile, TCDZC Provincial Conventions Coordinator Reuben Lifuka said the technical committee will strive to adhere to the wishes of the Zambian people by considering clauses that deem necessary.
Mr. Lifuka also urged delegates to adopt a long perspective in debating the constitution so that the new constitution should not only suit the short terms but of the long future to come.