Patriotic Front Secretary General, Wynter Kabimba has said that the Zambian population cannot allow for a federal system because it is too small. Mr Kabimba said that the country and its economy are also small and can not be compared to countries like Nigeria and the United states of America which have huge populations.
He said that Zambia has not yet reached the level to move from central government to federal system of governance because of limited resources.
Mr Kabimba was reacting to a suggestion made by Zambia Direct Democracy president Edwin Sakala who called on government consider introducing Federal system of governance.
Mr Sakala said during a press briefing today that each province should have its own parliament and government so that provinces maximise their full potential.
Mr Sakala said that the federal constitution will give the nation flexibility to accommodate economic and cultural differences.
Mr Sakala said that the country is slowly becoming fragmented under the central system but under the federal system each province can use the abundant natural resources for development.