GOVERNMENT has described as unfair and unjustifiable accusations by the Oasis Forum that there is no Government goodwill over the Constitution-making process.
Chief Government Spokesperson, Kennedy Sakeni said yesterday that the accusations were surprising because the Government had not only committed resources to the Constitution-making process but had facilitated broad-based stakeholder participation.
Reacting to allegations by the Oasis Forum that Government was slowly losing political will in the process, Mr Sakeni said the Government was surprised at accusations against it from the Oasis Forum on the Constitution-making process.
"It is unfortunate that the Oasis Forum has chosen to attack Government in the media and has left many people wondering why they are so quick to antagonise Government on an issue that is non-controversial.
"This is because the process at the moment is in the hands of the Technical Committee tasked to draft the Constitution and Government has not even given its position yet," he said in a statement released in Lusaka.
Mr Sakeni said the Government did not want to interfere in the process but wanted to allow the Technical Committee to do its work, and also Zambians to fully participate in the process.
He said the Government found the accusations that it lacked the goodwill over the Constitution-making process unfair and unjustifiable given that it was a matter to which the Government had committed resources and allowed broad-based stakeholder participation.