THE Grand Coalition on the People driven Constitution making process in Eastern Provinces has conveyed its profound gratitude to President Edgar Lungu for demonstrating high level commitment to the constitution making process during his inauguration ceremony held in Lusaka.
Provincial Coalition Chairperson Maxson Nkhoma said yesterday that the coalition has no doubt that President Lungu would give the people of Zambia a people driven constitution during his stay as Head of State as evidenced from the progress made since he was appointed Justice Minister .
He said during his reign as justice minister he released the draft constitution final copy and the road map to the Constitution making process.
“ The release of the road map and the appointment of Dr. Mwansa Sibyakula to the Ministry of Justice to spear head the enactment of a new constitution before the general elections in 2016 is a welcome move and must be commended and goes to show that President Edgar Lungu is committed to have a conclusive end of the constitution making process during his tenure of office,”Mr Nkhoma said.
He said the Grand Coalition was convinced that the President’s belief in dialogue and consultation with stakeholders which has so far been exhibited by Mr Lungu on the constitution making process was the cornerstone to reaching national consensus and bring the constitution making process to its conclusive end.
He said the Coalition will however ensure to hold the Government accountable on ensuring that the road map of enacting a new constitution by February 2016 is followed.