Justice Minister given Lubinda says he will not withdraw the Constitution Amendment Bill 10 of 2019 in the next session of parliament.
Mr Lubinda says according standing order number 103 of Parliament. The National Assembly shall proceed to consider Bill 10.
He clarified that what will be presented for second reading is the Constitution Amendment Bill and not the Raphael Nakachinda’s Committee report as insinuated by some sections of society.
Addressing Journalists, Mr Lubinda said the recommendations of the Committee will be considered as members of Parliament debate the Bill.
He has since called for meaningful engagement among Zambians on Bill 10 in order to make progress in the Constitution reform process.
Mr Lubinda regretted that there have been so many lies about Bill 10 propagated mostly by people who stayed away from the National dialogue forum.
He said there is no need to create platforms that encourage informal debates on the issues which will be debated in parliament.
Mr Lubinda said as Parliament resumes its sittings this February where the Bill will be debated, Zambians must engage their Members of Parliament if they have any concerns for them to be effectively represented.
Meanwhile, Mr Lubinda has expressed disappointment in the manner the Public Forum was conducted on Friday last week saying the freedom of expression had been violated for the pro-bill 10 speakers.
He wondered why the campaigners of freedom of expression could organize such a meeting and violate other people’s freedoms.
He emphasized the need to build a culture of tolerance.