GOVERNMENT says the Patriotic Front (PF) has proved critics wrong by delivering the constitution as promised to the Zambian people.
Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said in an interview yesterday that some people were speculating that the PF wanted to remove clauses such as 50 percent-plus-one vote and presidential running mate.
“We have given the Zambian people what they demanded within the said time. We must be appreciated because we have delivered on time,” he said.
Mr Kambwili said the PF disapproved clauses on provincial assemblies, proportional representation and appointment of ministers outside Parliament because of the cost implications.
He said more money would have been spent on building infrastructure for provincial assembly offices and the additional members of Parliament.
Mr Kambwili said Government would rather have the money spent on teacher, health personnel and agriculture extension officers’ recruitment.
He said in its drive to diversify economic activities, Government also wants to invest more money in the agriculture sector.
Mr Kambwili said the PF should be given a pat on the back for delivering the constitution as promised.
“I am surprised that the United Party for National Development and the grand coalition are quiet even after being given the constitution which they demanded,” he said.
Mr Kambwili said the PF government means well for the Zambian people as can be seen by what it has done.