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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Linking Zambia (National Constitution Conference)

The National Constitution Conference website is now up and running. You can access the website here. I suspect the "official launch" has not happened yet. How else does one explain the empty forums? Well, atleast the diaspora now have a chance to vent their fury at being excluded from the process.


  1. Good for the NCC! Now if only they could publish something more recent than 2007, it might enable more timely contribution by public observers. I will endeavor to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the rest is coming soon, at least until I am done reading what they've posted so far ;)

  2. Mrs. Zaloumis in The Lusaka Times today, saying the draft constitution will be ready by July.

    It would be great if we could blog and put all our ideas forward (even better if they are seriously discussed and taken up).

    They already have an intranet, but only for NCC members:

    Posted Jul 19, 2008: NCC is pleased to announce the launching of the NCC Intranet for committee members! This private network will enhance the abilities of committee members of NCC to work, communicate, and organize. Members have begun to receive their login details, and are encouraged to begin using the site immediately.

    You can also subscribe to their Mailing List here.

    I don't see a place for bloggers to have their say - forums, etc.

  3. MrK,

    It does.

  4. Oh... here is the link for post comments....

    i found it by trial and error!

  5. Cho,

    Thanks. I wouldn't have found either links without knowing where to look. I'm sure lots of other people have the same, because there are no posts yet, except for blog spam.

    (Hint: put a text only robots.txt file in the root directory, which allows the website to restrict searches by search robots.)

  6. Ok, I have just posted a short piece on decentralization.

    It is a big problem that the forums are not reachable through the navigation bar, and there are no apparent links to the forums.

    It can be found here:

    (But you need to login and register to even read it, and you need to log in every time you go to the next page.)


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