Chief Registrar of the High Court Charles Kafunda has proposed for an extension for the period in which to determine a Presidential petition from the from the current 14 to 30 days.
Speaking at the National Dialogue Forum this morning, Mr. Kafunda said this will give ample time to the Judiciary to deal with such matters in future.
Mr. Kafunda said the Constitutional Court faced a lot of challenges in dealing with the Presidential petition which was filed by the UPND.
Contributing to the debate, Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda argued that 30 days will be too much in which to deal with the Presidential petition.
Dr. Chanda said extending the period to 30 days will be costly to the nation especially that the country would have come from campaigns and the election.
And Mwembeshi Independent Member of Parliament Machila Jamba also said 14 working days is enough to determine the petition.
The proposal has since been subjected to a vote by Chairperson of the National Dialogue Forum Professor Muyunda Mwanalushi, after a stalemate.