Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says the constitution Amendment Bill will be tabled during the June –July parliamentary sitting.
Mr. Lubinda says for this reason government has not delayed in presenting the bill to parliament as sufficient time is required to follow the necessary steps.
He explained that the bill will be subjected to expert review before it is published to members of the public.
The Justice Minister was responding to a question from Mazabuka Central Constituency Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo who wanted to know when the Constitution (Amendment) Bill to address the lacunas in the Constitution will be presented to the National Assembly.
The Justice Minister disclosed that by May this year the amended constitution will be published a month before it is submitted to parliament.
“We will published this amended constitution in May 30 days before it is tabled in Parliament and any member of parliament will be at liberty to propose an amendment as long as they lobby for two third majority of member as I will also be lobbying for support to pass the bill,” he stressed.
Mr. Lubinda further bemoaned the low turnout of political parties who made submissions on the proposed amendment bill.