8 January 2013

Zambia: Constitution Committee Resumes Provincial Conventions

THE Constitution Technical Committee will resume the second and third round of provincial Constitution conventions in seven provinces from January 14 to February 2.

According to a public notice the second round of conventions would be held in four provinces, namely Northern, Luapula, Muchinga and Western.

The second round of the provincial constitutional conventions will run from January 14 to 19 in Kasama, Mansa, Mpika and Mongu.

The third round is expected to be held in Lusaka, Eastern and Southern provinces from January 28 to February 2.

This would be in Lusaka, Chipata and Livingstone.

Stakeholders intending to observe the conventions are required to notify provincial facilitators atleast three days before the sessions resume.

Observers would be expected to meet their own costs and would not contribute to deliberations.

"The technical committee wishes to remind all district facilitators who have not yet submitted reports from the district consultative fora to do so as soon as possible.

This is to facilitate preparations for the provincial Constitutional conventions.

"Provincial facilitators for the North-Western, Copperbelt and Central provinces are reminded to submit reports to the secretariat of the technical committee as soon as possible to facilitate preparations for the National and Sector Groups Constitution Convention," the notice read in part.

Delays in submitting reports could negatively affected the work of the technical committee.

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