As we commemorate Unity Day, the Grand Coalition on the Campaign for a People Driven Constitution is calling on the people of Zambia to unite in the demand for a new people driven constitution.
The Grand Coalition views unity as an important ingredient in the nation’s development. History is rich with examples of how in the past, unity and cooperation enabled the people of Zambia to overcome injustices. It was unity that enabled the country to attain independence from colonial rule. It was unity that enabled us to deliver unto ourselves a multi-party democracy. The Grand Coalition believes that through unity, we will also deliver unto ourselves a new people driven constitution.
The Grand Coalition believes that there is no better way of reinforcing the One Zambia One Nation motto than to allow the people of this country to define their own future through a people driven constitution.
From 2011, the people of Zambia united in contributing to the drafting of the constitution by the Technical Committee, and it was through that process that the current draft constitution was born. In the same way our unity led to the development of the final draft constitution, we believe the same unity will enable us to ensure the adoption of the constitution through a national referendum.
The Grand Coalition calls on the government to desist from using divide and rule tactics, to go against the will of the majority. There is no better way of celebrating the country’s unity than for all people, regardless of tribe, political affiliation, religion, sex or age to come together and demand for what is theirs, a people driven constitution.
It is our call to celebrate Unity Day with remembrance that as Zambians we should not allow anything to divide us in our call for a new people-driven constitution.
for/THE GRAND COALITION