1 February 2013

Zambia: Lusaka Maintains Christian Nation Clause

The Lusaka provincial constitutional convention has adopted the preamble declaring Zambia as a Christian Nation.

However, the Muslim community is not pleased with this after failing to convince pushing delegates to support the preferred declaration of Zambia as a multi-religious state.

The delegates extensively debated the clause until it was subjected to a vote where it received massive votes in affirmation.

Some delegates also suggested the change of the National Anthem to make it more gender sensitive but the idea was frown upon and dismissed by the majority.

In Chipata, the constitutional conference has adopted the duo citizenship clause and upheld the death penalty.

The final three provincial constitutional conference are currently underway in Lusaka, Eastern and Southern provinces.

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