The opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) has endorsed the move by Government to consult Zambians before deciding on leaving the International Criminal Court or not.
The opposition political party says it has endorsed this move because it manifests democratic practice.
EEP President Chilufya Tayali says he has read and heard so many comments condemning the consultative process relating to whether Zambia should pull out of ICC or not and that almost all the comments are against the process and especially the huge expenditure of K2 Million.
Mr. Tayali says a number of alternatives have been suggested on how this can be done without spending so much money and that he appreciates most of them especially the one using Parliament.
He explains that there is no case on Zambia or by Zambia at the ICC, and that Zambia cannot be accused of running away from prosecution, therefore we can debate the issue comfortably.
He also says there is need to look at matters internally, if there are cases, which have a potential to end up at the ICC, so that, if the nation has to pull out, no one will cry foul.
Meanwhile, Governance Activist David Kapoma says during his National address to the nation in parliament, President Lungu stated that Zambia has no money for holding of the referendum on the Bill of Rights.
Mr. Kapoma wonders how has government has managed to find K2 million within two days to hold consultative meetings on whether Zambia should leave the ICC or stay.
And UPND Member Dante Saunders says the government should prioritize the holding of a referendum to adopt the Bill of Rights as opposed to spending more money on consultation on the ICC membership.
Mr. Saunders says government is on record saying there is no money for the referendum and yet the money for consultative meetings has been found.