Some people in Eastern Province againt holding the referendum alongside general elections

A cross section of people in Eastern Province is against holding the referendum on the Bill of Rights alongside the August 11 general elections.

Contributing to People’s View Point Radio Programme on Breeze FM this morning, callers indicated that most people do not understand what they will be voting for.

Thomas Mtonga who is EPCCI, Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry President indicated that the referendum will cause confusion during elections because people have not been educated on the exercise.

Mr Mtonga observed that voters already have so much to do during elections like voting for a president, members of parliament, councillors, mayors and council chairpersons.

And a Mr Phiri from Petauke district explained that very few people in Petauke Central understand the exercise adding that the situation was worse in remote areas.

And Hellen Kwalombota from Katete district indicated that despite being learned she was not aware what the referendum is all about.

Ms Kwalombota stated that issues of the constitution should be handled separately unlike behaving like in the olden days when people would be given an option to vote for a president or a frog.

Meanwhile a man who only identified himself as Mulenga from Chipata explained what will be involved in the Referendum on the Bill of Rights.

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