The GREEN party has urged Zambians to vote Yes in the referendum on 11 August this year.
Party Secretary General Daniel Sichilongo said the proposed Bill of Rights was very progressive as it would enhance rights of an individual adding that Zambians have an opportunity of having a document that would stand a taste of time.
Mr Sichilongo said the Green party had made it clear that the people of Zambia should vote Yes in the referendum.
He said the Bill of Rights was not politically oriented but bordered on one’s freedom in a country like Zambia.
Mr Sichilongo was speaking in an interview in Livingstone today.
“The proposed Bill of Rights is very progressive and Zambians should turn out in large numbers and give a big resounding yes vote in in the referendum.
“Political parties are many, us as Green party, we have made it clear that the people of Zambia should vote yes to the referendum because you must understand that these human rights are not political party oriented but border on one’s freedom,” he said.
He lashed out at political parties that were calling for people to vote against the referendum and warned them against politicising the issue of the referendum.
“It is a sham that some political parties are telling people not to vote yes in the referendum, it is high time that Zambians did away with mediocrity because politics of mediocrity and greediness are long gone.
“Let us champion causes that will champion for the development of the country and not cheap and petty politics,” he said.
Livingstone based magistrate Benjamin Mwelwa, said the proposed Bill of Rights was the best that the nation has ever had in a civilised society of Zambia.
“The document is actually the best when you compare it with the ones we have had. When you go through it you will realise that it enhances and includes more rights and I can confess that it is the best document,” he said.
GRZ is failing to respect existing rights how are they going to respect increased rights that will require a lot of money to implement when they have ransacked the treasury,this tests like more money in the pocket.This is clearly a case of kisses of an enemy.
The few rights we have have caused problems in schools, marriages and on the street. Why need more. JUST VOTE NO if you know what you are doing.
The Zambian Politicians, in their usual deceitful and manipulative way have included things they should not have included in this Referendum Vote: Article 4 is meant to draw the issue of the Barotse Agreement into this Referendum. There is deceit and manipulation here! Lozis be careful. Just VOTE NO!
There is no voter education on the Bill of Rights so people should not vote for what they don’t know. People should just ignore the Referendum and those who choose to answer the question should vote NO!
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