June constitution amendments will not fail – Kambwili

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Government has allayed fears that its planned June Constitution amendments may fail.
The Grand Coalition on the Campaign for the People Driven Constitution has cautioned government to be wary that its next month’s constitution amendments may not be plain sailing owing to the fact ruling Patriotic Front (PF) does not enjoy a two third majority in Parliament where non contentious issues of the final draft constitution have been scheduled to be tabled.
But Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has dared those who have such concerns to meet the ruling PF in Parliament.

Mr. Kambwili who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister has told Qfm News by telephone that the ruling PF does have the numbers to meet the 106 threshold required for any legislation to be passed in the House.
He says this is why he thinks that concerns that the June constitution amendments may fail are fears harbored before crossing the bridge.
Asked whether the PF government is not mindful that similar attempts by the previous Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government failed in Parliament when the required threshold for passing a law could not be met, Mr. Kambwili has said that THIS IS the essence of Democracy.
He says in a democracy if others accept a law to be passed it does get enacted while on other hand if others do not accept it does not get enacted.
The Chief government spokesperson states this is also the essence of Parliament that its members either agree that a law be passed or disagree that the law should not be passed.

 

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