Justice Minister Given Lubinda
Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has said that the Constitution cannot be amended based on mere public or social media suggestions. Mr. Lubinda has asked Zambians who wish to air their views and opinions on the Constitution amendment process to direct them to Parliament.

Mr Lubinda said that Parliament has given the longest period for considerations and people must take the opportunity.

Mr. Lubinda said that the government is also constructing more prisons to address congestion in Correctional facilities adding that President Lungu will soon commission Correctional facilities in Mwembeshi.

Mr Lubinda was during the commemorations of International prayer day for inmates at Good Shepard Catholic Church in Lusaka.

And Good Shepard Parish Priest Mark Mawere called on Zambians to be United and accept each other’s differences.

Fr Mawere said inmates saving a sentence must use the period to reflect because any citizen who breaks the law must face consequences.

Meanwhile, the Government Parliamentary Chief Whip Brian Mundubile has said that government will not allow minority grouping to derail the submissions on the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill Number 10.

Mr. Mundubile,who is also Patriotic Front chairperson for legal, said that the amendment of Bill number 10 requires objectivity and constructive deliberations.

He observed that there is need for people to look beyond politics and contribute positively towards the amendment process.

Mr Mundubile said this during a press briefing held in Mporokoso District. Mr Mundubile, who is also Mporokoso Member of Parliament, explained the need for people to come together to dialogue further on possible constitutional amendments through the Parliamentary Select committee.

And, He said the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) was widely consultative and represented the majority Zambians.

Meanwhile, New Congress Party President Peter Chanda praised President Edgar Lungu for spearheading a people-driven constitution.

Mr. Chanda noted that the amendment of Bill Number 10 of the constitution will enhance the growth of the country’s political atmosphere.

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    • Constitution amendment referendum lost during Presidential elections, but Ba Edgar was declared winner any.
      People REJECTED the amendments, they don’t want to be changing constitution. Why are you forcing them, they don’t want.
      And seems a Zambian Minister of Justice, means Minister of Constitution Changes.
      Minister of Justice need spend more time with Judges so they deliver justice.

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    • Am most happy about more space for prisoners as there will be a swag of high profile sometime in the future. make sure you make five star out of them as this lifestyle you are used to will be missed very much. Looking forward to the commissioning.

      Thanks

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    • Upnd are delusional emwe. Why are they fighting to keep intact the very constitution they rejected & walked out of parliament over when it was being enacted in the first place? When did they fall in love with what they earlier rejected? They should keep zeee & let the ones who enacted it correct it they way they want.

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  1. Constitutional amendments should always be taken directly to the people to vote the proposals thru referendums .Parliament isn’t the right place it has a lot of vested interests to deal with.

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  2. What is the Role of the Select Committee? Why doesn’t Zambia Parliament have a Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) like other Countries? The Role of PLC is to vet and make sure Bills that are Tabled in Parliament are compliant with the Zambian Constitution. We can’t leave this Role to Matibini to use his discretion to decide which Bill is Tabled or not on the floor in Parliament. PLC is manned by MPs who are familiar with Constitutional Law. Lubinda should tell the Nation why the Lungu Impeachment Bill was suspended in Parliament and why Bill No.10 should be tabled in Parliament when it has been Petitioned in Concourt? The Impeachment Bill was blocked by the Speaker of Parliament on the basis that it was Petitioned in Court.Speaker Matibini should explain why the Impeachment Bill was…

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  3. “During elections the people are essentially voting for the laws that they like, and they believe would most benefit both them, and their country. … That is why a democratic election is important. Without democratic elections the government would oppress their citizens by making decisions based on their own factors.”

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  4. Freedom of speech whether its time n social media or face to face is a fundamental human right so citizens have every right to debate national issues in which ever form suits them. You Lubinda should shut up and simply look at this as feedback given to you on a silver plate rather than those aimless countrywide consultative trips you claim to make simply to embezzle more public funds. Rather than laugh in the face of Zambians,listen and mind you these are the very Zambians you will be paraded foolishly on your knees asking them to vote for you, Mu Le Umfwako Sometimes.

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  5. Freedom of speech whether its time n social media or face to face is a fundamental human right so citizens have every right to debate national issues in which ever form suits them. You Lubinda should shut up and simply look at this as feedback given to you on a silver plate rather than those aimless countrywide consultative trips you claim to make simply to embezzle more public funds. Rather than laugh in the face of Zambians,listen and mind you these are the very Zambians you will be paraded foolishly on your knees asking them to vote for you, Mu Le Umfwako Sometimes.

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  6. LOOKING AT PRIORITIES I DON’T THINK MAKING A CONSTITUTION IS MAKING THE TOP TEN PROBLEMS THAT NEED GOVERNMENT ATTENTION RIGHT NOW. WE NEED LAWS THAT ENSURE NO THEFT BY PUBLIC SERVANTS, PUT AN END TO HAVING INEFFICIENT STATE OWNED INSTITUTIONS, LAWS GOVERN GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AND MAKE SURE WE MAKE MORE AND SPEND LESS TO MENTION BUT A FEW

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