President Michael Sata and the PF government should learn to listen to Zambians over their cry to have a new and people driven constitution, says Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ)Chipata representative Bishop William Banda.
Bishop Banda said President Sata should listen to the cries of Zambians and release a people driven constitution without further delays.
He said this yesterday in Chipata at St. Atanazio Catholic Church during the launch of the Grand Coalition provincial campaign to demand for the immediate release of a people driven constitution.
And UPND Vice President Dr. Canicius Banda said his party will give Zambians a new constitution because it was clear that President Sata has totally refused to give Zambians a constitution.
Dr Banda said Zambia Police would not have been violating human rights if there was a constitution in place.
“We were beaten and some of the villagers who came to welcome Hakainde Hichilema were assaulted by the Police in Malambo two weeks ago,” Banda said.
Meanwhile, Young African leadership Initiative (YALI) executive director Andrew Ntewewe has reminded President Sata about the promise he made to rule Zambia by biblical Ten Commandments.
“He said he will rule the country by the Ten Commandments of the bible but he has forgotten that one the commandment says “thou shall not lie” abut he has lied to Zambians on many issues”, Ntewewe said.
Ntewewe said at his inaugural speech President Sata promise to deliver a constitution within 90days but 912days have passed without one.
“Does it mean that 90days is now 912 because it is now almost three years since he promised us a new constitution as youths in Zambia,” he said.
Ntewewe said the issue of the constitution was a matter of life and death because the document will guarantee access to good health and education facilities for all Zambians.
“50 years of independence we do not have a provincial university in Chipata, a road from Lusaka to Eastern Province is in a deplorable state because the PF government decided to take RDA to State House,” he said.
Ntewewe said with a new constitution in place, RDA would not have been in State House and roads would not have been in a deplorable state.
And MMD national secretary Chembe Nyangu said Zambians had run out of patience to have a constitution released immediately, over which the PF government has no choice but to give Zambians a people driven constitution.
The meeting was attended by Chipata Senior Catholic Bishops, CSO’s, members of the Grand Coalition, senior opposition members of Parliament and Chipata residents who turned out en masses.