Draft constitution access low
The number of people accessing draft copies of the constitution placed at parliamentary constituency offices is low.
A snap check by ZNBC news in Lusaka revealed that members of the public are not coming forward to access and make submissions.
At Kabwata constituency office, the professional assistant Racheal Muvumbo has told ZNBC that the office received four hundred copies of the draft last week but bemoaned the low turnout.
A check at Lusaka Central constituency office revealed that only one person had passed through the office as at 11 hours on Tuesday.
Professional assistant at the office Jacqueline Lukumba has attributed the low turn out to lack of adequate sensitization.
And a member of the public that was found collecting draft copies at the office called for extensive sensitization to encourage other members of the public to collect the document.
Violet Kafula says it is important that people know where to collect draft copies so that every member of the public is given an opportunity to make submissions to the constitution making process.
And a check at Chawama constituency office situated on Findeco house found the office locked.
Fifteen days have elapsed since the draft constitution was launched on April 30.
Members of the public have been given forty days to read and make submissions on the draft document.
On Monday the technical committee drafting the constitution disclosed that officers have been dispatched to all districts to distribute draft copies to public institutions.