MMD shouldn’t talk about constitution
Published On January 8, 2014 » 2123 Views» By Hildah Lumba » Letters to the Editor
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In her book Atlas Shrugged, author Ayn Rand wrote, “devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality.”

Indeed there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the acts of men who assume the responsibility of defending the truth, for devotion to truth equals to justice.

In as much as I appreciate the fact that MMD leaders have a democratic right to comment on important national issues such as the constitution, I feel this party should be the last to talk about the constitution.

For 20 years, the people of Zambia looked to the MMD to give them a people-driven constitution to no avail.

The entire time MMD was in power, they kept dragging their feet over the constitution and wasted billions of tax payers’ money without yielding anything positive.

That money could have saved many people’s lives in hospitals but due to greed and selfishness, this party has contributed to the many sufferings that the people are going through because they denied them the constitution that would have changed their lives.

Nevers and his MMD can’t turn around today and claim to be champions of the truth and justice because if the truth lay in them, we wouldn’t be talking about this issue today.

It is MMD’s fault that nearly, 50 years of self-rule, Zambia is still trying to come up with a people-driven constitution.

If there is anything that the MMD can say on this issue, it should be an apology to the people of Zambia for wasting tax payers’ money on a failed constitution making processes.

If the MMD and its leaders have morals, they should apologise first for the treachery they conducted over the constitution, public order act, FOI, among other things.

Kampa Senkwe,

Kitwe

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