Lusaka, 28 July, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) in Zambia are among Faith-Based (FBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) calling on the government to provide clarity on constitutional and electoral law reforms.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Thursday, July 27, they say there has been no engagement with stakeholders in the country despite President Hakainde Hichilema speaking about the reforms on several occasions.
“We urge the government to provide a clear roadmap and expedite the process of reforming the Constitution and electoral laws related to the conduct and management of elections,” say the FBO and CSO officials.
They say Zambia’s government “should urgently engage all stakeholders in the development of a roadmap and build consensus on the reform approach.”
“We … believe that the pronouncements by the President are clear, however, we are disappointed on how the responsible institutions and Ministries are dealing with reforms,” they say.