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Government to call meeting with opposition on constitution clauses-Lungu

General News Government to call meeting with opposition on constitution clauses-Lungu

President Lungu meets Ms Hellen Clarks UNDP Adminstrator at Statehouse
President Lungu meets Ms Hellen Clarks UNDP Adminstrator at Statehouse

President Edgar Lungu has disclosed that government will soon call a caucus meeting with opposition political parties to discuss clauses in the draft constitution to be tabled before Parliament for amendment.

And the Head of State has directed the Deputy Inspector of Police to ensure perpetrators of violence in Kitwe were UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema attacked are brought to book.

President Lungu says the caucus meeting is aimed at identifying non contentious clauses so that they are enshrined in the current constitution right away, such as the fixed date of the next general election.

He says cabinet approved certain clauses to be taken to Parliament during its meeting last week and that some clauses will be taken to parliament for approval next week.

President Lungu says government has made headway in the constitution making process and is hopeful of delivering a constitution that will reflect the will and wishes of the people.

The President has further challenged Zambian to submit their proposals on how best the Public Order Act can be amended.

And President Lungu says PF Secretary General Davies Chama yesterday condemned the violent attack on UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in Kitwe, but that some people only want the condemnation to come from him.

He says he has been condemning violence for some time now and that people are aware that he will not support any violence.

President Lungu said this when the visiting United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark paid a curtsey call on him at State House this afternoon.

Speaking earlier, visiting UNDP Administrator Helen Clark says the UN agency will be delighted to help and support the government during the ongoing constitution making process.

Ms Clark says Zambia should view them as a friendly partner in development and engage them as they also have experience in such matters.

And UNDP Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan says there are about 25 UN agencies in Zambia some of which are not resident, but that all of them are making various contributions to the development of the country.


  1. Two things here: 1. We hope all opposition parties including those that sponsors the noise ‘Gland co’ attend the meeting…
    2. We need to make sure that the so called UN doesn’t force us to include homo clauses in the proposed new constitution in exchange for their loans…

    • Who has cut Chama’s tongue that he is no longer able to speak for himself.
      The engagement of the other stakeholders on the forward with the constitution is very much welcome; that is how leadership is exercised.

    • The POA should be scrapped! That’s is the only solution, otherwise the visionless PF leadership is still lingering in the dwellings of the “90 Days Constitution” of Donchi Kubeba.

      Just continue with the “animal” one, as PF is left with less than 11 months to be voted off! 4 years now, visionless PF is still yawning about the proposed constitution, just amend it in its entirety. “Piece Meal” is just a piece, no value!

      People want a FULL MEAL CONSTITUTION, not salaula yapping by visionless Lungu & PF. The ECONOMY & KWACHA have plummeted, yet the entire CNP PF BANDITS are busy intimidating & threatening citizens. Lungu I challenge you SCRAP the POA than fleeing BANDIT Kanene & shielding RUFFIAN Davies Chame.

      The Skeleton Key

  2. Good move Mr. President but start by firing Davis Chama for his remarks against Tongas and let him face the law for Mulobezi shootings or else the man will make you lose even the few votes that you would have gotten in western and southern provinces.

  3. Mr. president Zambian people are very happy with you and your approach to the governance of this country.Now I urge all opposition leaders to attend the meeting and discuss the clauses of the constitution.Any opposition leader who is going to stay away from this is not fit to be the president of this great nation

  4. Opposition leaders are only specialized at hurling insults and issuing demeaning statements from afar. Can you go and meet with real technocrats and see if you are worth any salt. Time for you to prove your prowess not ifyakubwatabwatafye .

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