‘Opposition’ backs PF over piecemeal constitutional amendments


THERE is need to be realistic about the constitution making process by accommodating Government’s proposal of some of the clauses in the final draft Constitution being taken to Parliament for enactment, says People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti.

And Green Party president Peter Sinkamba and Christian Democratic Party President Dan Pule have said their political parties were in full support of government’s proposal.

Meanwhile, All People’s Congress Party president Nason Msoni said the Government’s plan showed good political will which stakeholders should embrace.

Mr Mulongoti said there was need to be realistic about the constitution making process.

He called on other stakeholders to accommodate Government’s proposal as some of the issues in the document were proposed by the people.

Dr. Pule said the country has missed several opportunities of getting a new constitution and that time to achieve consensus was now.

Mr. Msoni however, called on government to distribute the draft bill it intends to take to parliament to allay fears of doctoring of the document among stakeholders.

And Mr Sinkamba said he supports the proposal to include only non-contentious clauses such as the presidential running mate and the 50 percent plus-one vote, ahead of the 2016 tripartite election.

Mr Sinkamba supported Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula’s ministerial statement in Parliament that if stakeholders were agreeable to the government proposal, the first set of amendments could be taken to Parliament as early as the June 2015 sitting of parliament.

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