NEWLY-Appointed Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba says he will not relent on Government’s decision to effect judicial reforms in a bid to enhance justice delivery in the country.
Mr Kabimba said the reforms are meant to make the delivery of justice more effective.
He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that an effective justice system is fundamental to the Patriotic Front government, which is aware of the need to effect such reforms.
“We will effect judicial reforms in accordance with the demands of the people. We know that the judiciary needs reforms and you will find that the issue of reforms is central and fundamental to the PF, as is enshrined in the party’s manifesto,” he said.
He said it is important that members of the public have an input into how they want justice to be delivered by participating in putting in place judicial reforms.
And Mr Kabimba said to come up with a people-driven constitution that will stand the test of time, the public needs an understanding of the contents of the draft constitution.
He said the technical committee has a task to explain what is contained in the draft and ensure that it meets the peoples’ demand.
Mr Kabimba said Government will not allow any section of society to import a Constitution that is influenced by foreign interests.
“We will not allow any section of society to import a Constitution influenced by foreigners and impose it on the people because such a document will not project the views and demands of the Zambian people,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said the constitution should reflect only the desires and culture of the people of Zambia.
Mr Kabimba said the PF like any other political party, has its own position on certain issues and these will be submitted to the technical committee on drafting the Zambian constitution.
[Zambia Daily Mail]