Dora Siliya
Dora Siliya

Zambia’s cabinet has approved a bill that gives impetus to plans to amend the country’s constitution, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Given Lubinda, Minister of Justice, said the cabinet approved the 2019 Constitution Amendment Bill during its sitting this week.

He said during a live interview on HOT FM radio that he will present the bill to parliament next week and assured that the government wanted the refinement of the constitution to be competed by June this year.

The government wanted to refine the constitution in order to remove lacunas and inconsistencies that have been observed, he added.

According to him, the 2016 amended constitution has numerous inconsistencies which should be refined but noted that this would only be done through a people-driven process and dispelled reports that the government had a hidden agenda.

But some opposition political parties have already stated that they will not support the process of amending the constitution if the government insists on presenting the bill to parliament for the purpose.

The opposition parties have since instructed their lawmakers not to support the bill when it is taken to parliament. Enditem


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