Vice-President Inonge Wina told the House in a ministerial statement that any individual in possession of a green national registration card will be eligible to participate in the Referendum.
Ms Wina also ruled out the possibility of deferring the Referendum because among other benefits of holding the event simultaneously with the general election was cost saving.
“The Electoral Commission of Zambia is finalising modalities of conducting the Referendum and this House can be rest assured that the general public will be adequately sensitised on the contents of the Bill of Rights,” Ms Wina said.
Earlier, some Members of Parliament had asked government to consider postponing the referendum.
Mafinga MP Catherine Namugala, Chongwe MP Silvia Masebo and their Mpongwe counterpart all expressed concern at the decision to hold the referendum together with the general election.
And Ms Wina has told the House that the Presidential nominations will be held between May 30th and June 3, while those for candidates for Members of Parliament and local government have been set for May 21st.
The nominations for those seeking mayoral office will be held on May 30th.