On 16th November, 2011, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, using his executive powers vested in him by the current Republican Constitution, appointed a technical committee to draft the Zambian Constitution. The Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution started sitting on 1st December 2011.
The Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambia Constitution has recognised that the constitution-making process is a very important national issue and should, therefore, involve the participation of all Zambians.
The route of coming up with an acceptable or people-driven Constitution has been a long one. It is now over 20 years since Zambia started making attempts, some of them very costly, at developing a democratic Constitution, which meets the aspirations of her people.
It is expected that the draft Constitution of Zambia Bill, 2012, shall be tabled in Parliament later in the year