The Anti-Voter Apathy Project, AVAP, in Eastern Province says the failed referendum is a missed opportunity for Zambians to enhance their rights.
AVAP Provincial Coordinator, Maumba Ngoma, says this is because the referendum offered a chance to Zambians to improve their lives.
He explained that the clauses that were included in the bill of rights were submitted by Zambians and it is unfortunate that some sectors and political parties did not support it.
Mr. Ngoma says that had the referendum gone through, Zambians would have had their lives improved, as rights such as access to information, education, health and economic rights would have been enhanced.
He, however, says government should not give up, but must now find resources to ensure that another referendum is held.
The referendum failed to gainer the 50 per cent threshold for Zambians who are entitled to vote.