President Michael Sata has insulted the entire catholic diocese, the Civil Society Organisation (CSO’s), the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), all the opposition political parties and the nation at large for instructing his Cabinet minister to ignore calls for the release of the final draft constitution says Hakainde Hichilema.
Hichilema described President Sata’s remarks which he made Monday when he swore in new Arts and Tourism minister Jean Kapata that those who were calling for the constitution were only yapping, as unfair.
Hichilema said this yesterday during a press briefing held at the party secretariat and encouraged Zambians to stand up and fight for the constitution because it was their right.
“People of Zambia should stand up and fight for the constitution because there was no way President Sata could say we are yapping,” he said.
Hichilema said people should take the immediate release of the final draft constitution seriously before the Patriotic Front (PF) government completely destroys the country.
“As Zambians we should begin asking ourselves questions why President Sata does not want to release the constitution,” he said.
Hichilema said President Sata knew that the country already had a constitution in place while he was still opposition and yet went on to promise Zambians one within 90days.
“Did he (President Sata) not know that Zambia already had a constitution in place when he was making those promises to Zambians,” Hichilema asked.
Hichilema said the PF government had failed almost everything from the time they formed the government in 2011 and did not deserve a single chance again.
“If we give President Sata a chance in 2016, Zambians will die of poverty in the country because the man and his government have no knowledge of managing the economy,” he said.
Hichilema cited the continued weakening of the kwacha against the United States Dollar, shortages of drugs in hospitals (ARV’s) and the sky rocketing of mealie meal prices as symbols of poor management of the economy.
Hichilema said the U$1billion which Finance minister Alexanda Chikwanda had gone to sign in the United States was share waste of time because it would not help the country reduce its debt to the donor community.
“This government already had a huge debt which needs to be settle but instead they have kept on borrowing more that they can afford,” he said.