Zambia Unveils Draft Constitution

After several months of anxiety and speculation among members of the public, the Constitution Technical Committee today released the first Draft Constitution.

This is a breakthrough after the initial schedule to release the document at the end of February this year failed.

The committee has also launched the public consultation on the constitution making process and the website.

Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, Committee Chairperson Justice Annel Silungwe urged Zambians to understand the document.

Justice Silungwe said the technical committee has reviewed the reports of the previous constitution review commissions to identify and adopt provisions that are of value to the Zambian people.

He said the draft constitution has incorporated social, economic,cultural,religious and environmental rights.

He said the consultation period on the Draft Constitution would last for 40 days.

There have been varying voices on the document with some sections of society expressing doubt while others have embraced the process with confidence.

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