Government has no money to fund referendum – Lubinda

Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has maintained that Government
has no money at the moment to hold another referendum on the
expanded Bill of Rights.

Mr Lubinda’s comments come in the wake of a reminder to
government by the Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA)
that the Zambian people are still waiting for a workable
roadmap to adopt the remaining part of the constitution, the
Bill of Rights.

He says President Edgar Lungu is on record saying there is no
money at the moment to hold another referendum following the
failed referendum held alongside the 2016 General Election.

He says at the moment, government does not have a program of
holding another referendum due to limited resources.

Mr. Lubinda has also told QTV News that government has not gone
mute on the issue as perceived, but that the issue of the
referendum is not on the table at the moment.