advocate eric matinenga 23-03-11.jpgRapportuers who are going to be participating in the thematic stage of the constitution making process have been urged to approach this task with a sense of responsibility and impartiality.

Speaking at the sidelines of the official opening of the thematic stage, which is the data analysis phase of the constitution making process, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Advocate Eric Matinenga said after all data was collated and uploaded, this is the most crucial stage of the constitution making process which should be approached carefully.

He said the analysis of data in this process will determine the outcome of the country’s supreme law, which will serve the present and future generations.

Turning to rumours, which have been doing the rounds to the effect that COPAC has roped in some white people who are going to be participating in the drafting process, Advocate Matinenga said they are not considering the colour of the skin and whites will be hired for the job if they are experts.

The thematic stage is going to last for 17 days before an all stakeholders conference is convened by June.