National Constitutional Conference-NCC Spokesperson Mwangala Zaloumis has called upon Zambians to be determined to have a good constitution.
Mrs. Zaloumis said constitution making is a process that should not be rushed but demands commitment and determination for good results to be achieved.
Mrs. Zaloumis pointed out that there is hope that this time around Zambia will set a good example in Africa by having a good constitution because of the process that has been
She was speaking during a phone in programme on Oblate Liseli Radio in Mongu today.
Asked when the NCC would deliver the constitution to Zambians, Mrs. Zaloumis said, the NCC is determined to work and produce a good constitution and not to just hurry the process.
She noted that many countries that have hurried the process have ended up in trouble saying because constitution making is both political and legal.
She pointed out that the NCC is developing a constitution that will not be shot down in many generations to come.
And a number of callers expressed concern over the Barotseland Agreement demanding to know the position of the NCC.
Mrs. Zaloumis explained that the Barotseland Agreement has been the centre talk by the people of Western province saying the document has been presented to members of the NCC to read and debate when they begin their sittings.
And Mrs. Zaloumis explained that the allowances awarded to members of the NCC was not even enough compared to the USD 10,000 allowances that their Kenyan counterparts were
She noted that the much talked about allowances were not even any where near the USD50, 000 that their Nigerian counterparts were getting.
The NCC Spokesperson explained that it is unfortunate that some sections of society have concentrated on talking about the allowances at the expense of looking at having a good constitution.
She said cheap is not always the best saying quality was expensive.
The NCC has embarked on a country wide sensitization tour on the NCC mandate and its operations among others which will continue during the NCC life span.