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Farmers laud Lungu on constitution

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka
THE National Union for Small-scale Farmers of Zambia (NUSFAZ) has commended President Lungu’s for assenting to the Constitution Amendment Bill and urged Government to educate people in rural areas on its provisions.
NUSFAZ director-general Frank Kayula said every well-meaning Zambian should accept the amendment to the Constitution and phased stages that the country can afford.
Dr Kayula said in a statement availed to the Daily Mail yesterday that many people in rural areas feel left out on the Constitution because no one bothered to educate them.
“NUSFAZ would like to thank President Lungu and the Patriotic Front Government for bringing the constitutional discussion to some good end.
“As a mouth-piece of small-scale farmers, we are aware that the debate on the constitution-making process subjugated more other important activities in the nation,” he said.
Dr Kayula said it is wrong to oppose anything the President does just because you are not in State House.
He said organisations which just insisted on the referendum were tactfully, planning for failure because they did not want a people-driven constitution.
“We appeal for a paradigm shift in the manner the opposition work, let them offer written critiques and suggested solutions to sitting governments so that our nation develops. Let us learn to support the government of the day and give them all the solutions that we may have,” he said.
President Lungu assented to the Constitution Amendment Bill on Tuesday.


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