The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has expressed fears that the Constitution making process will be politically manipulated.
CCZ Secretary General Susanne Matale who is a member of the technical committee drafting the constitution says concerns being raised by various stakeholders regarding the stance taken by some government officials on certain clauses in the draft document are a source of worry.
She says the interests of the Zambian people should prevail above the interests of those in power if the constitution is to stand a test of time.
Revered Matale has further called for political will in the entire constitution making process.
PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba is on record of having recently criticized the Presidential running mate clause in the draft constitution.
And Mr. Kabimba after being sworn-in last week as Justice Minister vowed to ensure that Zambia does not import constitutional provisions from other countries.