Several opposition political parties have backed government’s proposal to take to parliament non-contentious clauses of the draft Constitution for amendment.
People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti says there is need to be realistic about the constitution making process.
Mr. Mulongoti has since called on other stakeholders to accommodate government’s proposal as some of the issues in the document were proposed by the people.
He noted that the debate is centered more on recourses.
And Christian Democratic Party President Dan Pule said his party fully supports government’s proposal.
Dr. Pule said the country has missed several opportunities of getting a new constitution and that time to achieve consensus is now.
Meanwhile, All People’s Congress Party President Nason Msoni said the government’s plan shows good political will which stakeholders should embrace.
Mr. Msoni however, called on government to distribute the draft bill it intends to take to parliament so as to allay fears of doctoring of the document among stakeholders.
And the Green Party is also in support of Government’s proposed strategy to amend the current constitution.
Party President Peter Sinkamba says he supports the proposal to include only non-contentious clauses such as the presidential running mate and the 50 percent plus-one vote, ahead of the 2016 tripartite election.
Mr Sinkamba is also in support of Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula’s ministerial statement in Parliament that if stakeholders are agreeable to the government proposal, the first set of amendments could be taken to Parliament as early as the June 2015 sitting of parliament.