The Confederation Of Trade Unions in Zambia (COTUZ) has called for the removal of clauses such as the 50% plus 1 vote and the grade 12 certificate requirement for people seeking elective office from the constitution.
COTUZ president Joe Kamutumwa says these and other articles in the amended constitution are proving to be a hindrance in the governance system of the nation.
Mr. Kamutumwa says the 50 percent plus one clause has cost implications for a poor country like Zambia.
He adds that the grade 12 certificate requirement clause should be removed from the constitution as it is discriminatory.
Mr. Kamutumwa further tells QTV news that article 232 which is the emoluments commission needs to be relooked at as it is not in line with the international labour organization (ILO) conventions that Zambia has domesticated.
He explains that the article is not in conformity with free bargaining methodologies, thus the need to ensure it is relooked at in order to perfect it.