By Bivan Saluseki
Tuesday August 14, 2007 [04:00]
FORMER works and supply minister Ludwig Sondashi yesterday said he saw no reason why the constitution conference bill should not simply be named constituent assembly bill. "Renaming this bill as a constituent assembly bill was going to overcome a lot of resistance and misunderstanding," he said.
Sondashi, who is a lawyer, said it was important that the constitution conference be given powers to adopt the recommendations.
He said there was no need to recommend to the minister of justice
what was agreed upon by the constitution conference.
"Since the government is concerned with the huge cost of undertaking the constitutional process, it is therefore important that no allowances should be paid to any member of the constitutional conference, not even members of parliament, except for transport costs, lodging costs, and out of pocket expense allowances of K100, 000 per day per person," he said.
Sondashi said all the members of the conference should be seen to sacrifice for the betterment of Zambia.
"It is important that members coming from identified groups must be selected and nominated by the groups themselves," Sondashi said.
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