GOVT TO BE TABLED THE CONSTITUTION IN PARLIAMENT

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GOVT TO BE TABLED THE CONSTITUTION IN PARLIAMENT

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Ministry of Justice, Director of Governance, Charm Kalimbika says despite the country holding 6 constitutional review processes since independence in 1964 , government does not want the constitution review process to become a perpetual exercise.

 

Speaking during Southern Africa Centre for Constructive Resolution of Dispute Public Forum on Checks and Balances in a democracy, Mr. Kalimbika also says the constitutional review process that have been held so far are an indication that the country is determined to  pursuing a desirable and a durable constitution.

 

Some of the constitutional review process which the country has had since 1964 include, the Chona constitutional review process of 1973,the Mvunga constitutional review of 1990 and the Mwanakatwe constitutional review commission of 1993.

 

Others are the Mun’gomba Constitutional review commission in 2003, the national constitutional conference of 2007 and the Technical committee on draft of constitution of 2011.

 

Meanwhile Mr. Kalimbika has indicated that while government acknowledges that holding a referendum is an expensive venture, it is however committed to enhancing a bill rights that conforms to human rights.

 

Earlier Civil Society for Poverty Reduction, Executive Director Patrick Nshindano observed the need for government to create a conducive environment for Civil Society Organization to thrive in their duties.

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