After Sata’s failure to honor ultimatum, Grand Coalition on the Constitution to gather at Cathedral Church

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The Grand Coalition on the Constitution will be gathering at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross this afternoon, Saturday, January 4, 2014 to decide the way forward after President Michael Sata failed to meet their one-day-ultimatum on December 31, 2013 to immediately release the draft constitution to the general public

According to Forum for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi whose organization is part of the Grand Coalition, today’s meeting is aimed at achieving the following objectives;

  • To build critical mass nationwide on rescuing the constitution
  • Demand for president sata to release the final draft constitution to the people of Zambia without further delay; and demand for a legal framework and clear roadmap for remaining part of the constitution making process.

The speakers will include the religious bodies, political parties, ordinary Zambians, CSOs, student movement and activists who will demand the immediate release of the constitution.

“We are not looking back or tolerate any intimidation on this matter. It is a national matter and will not allow a few individuals to derail a well thought of process for personal, partisan and sectoral interests,” Chipenzi said in a statement to Zambian Eye. “All roads, should lead to the Cathedral. Viva New Constitution!!!”


8 Responses to After Sata’s failure to honor ultimatum, Grand Coalition on the Constitution to gather at Cathedral Church

  1. Fred Mumembe and Musa Mwenye to be among the crowds?Our SG has forgotten everything he knows about constitutional making process.eish ungalile….

    January 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

  2. This is what we voted for!!!!

    tima savarino
    January 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

  3. Shame

    January 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

  4. comment reserved.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  5. Without belittling the act of demonstration,i find it trivial and utter nonsense to pressurise the PF Government over the constitution.If they have failed to honor their promises and everyone acknowledges this,then y demonstrate?how many commissions of inquiry?what is the outcome?people think,the only way is to think before casting a vote…these guys r lies,cheaters and will do everything to frustrate be xtra careful u ngos.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm

  6. Men and women of good will,

    Please, I need your guidance. Why pressure government and not the so-called Constitution Making Technical Committee? Has it already handed in the draft to the president?

    Mpundu Trust
    January 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    • Ordered to submit to one guy?Nonsense!

      January 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  7. we all got on to the boat. where are heading to? on which stream, river, sea or ocean are we sailing from?
    the captain said shiii… lets get on board don’t tell.

    January 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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