FODEP says politicians are frustrating the constitution making process because of selfish motives.

Foundation for Democratic Process FODEP has charged that politicians are frustrating the constitution making process because of selfish motives.
FODEP Executive Director, Macdonald Chipenzi also says that some people have turned constitution making processes into money making ventures.
Speaking during a live radio programme on Breeze FM last evening, Mr. Chipenzi said that he could not understand why some politicians are against the fifty plus one vote clause for presidential candidate and the running mate clause.
He said that statements that the running mate clause will bring confusion in Zambia, are misleading, because the system has worked well in many other countries including Ghana.
Mr. Chipenzi noted that politicians who are uncomfortable with some of the clauses in the draft constitution should be aware that the constitution is not targeted at any individuals but to meet the needs of Zambians.
And Mr. Chipenzi has observed that some people have built houses and bought expensive cars from allowances which they received from failed constitution making processes in the past.
He says that it is the wish of these selfish people to see the draft constitution fail, so that they can continue making money through receiving allowances.

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