Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says Government has NOT taken a position on whether Zambia should leave or stay in the International Criminal Court -ICC.
Mr. Lubinda says government has decided to consult citizens on whether to leave the ICC because it wants to uphold the tenets of democracy.
He says the cost associated with the ongoing consultation process should not be debatable because it is negligible.
Mr. Lubinda says the consultation process on leaving or staying in the ICC which is taking place in 30 districts in the country will cost Government 2-Million Kwacha.
Speaking on ZNBC’s Sunday interview last night, Mr Lubinda said, it is not automatic that upon hearing citizens views the country will leave the ICC but like other African countries Zambia is required to submit the report to the African union.
The Minister explained that President Edgar Lungu is expected to present a report to the AU in June on what Zambians think about the ICC.
And the minister has advised citizens to take interest and submit their views and not to take the matter as political.
Mr. Lubinda said the consultation process is expected to end on Friday this week and a National Symposium is scheduled for April11th and 12.
Last week PF Deputy Secretary General said Mumbi Phiri President Edgar Lungu told the party that he does not want Zambia to pull away from the ICC.