A Professor of Law and Director of the Cornell University's Institute for African Development Muna Ndulo has said context is a vital component in the constitution making process.
Professor Ndulo has called on the technical committee to consider the Zambian context when drafting the constitution.
He says constitutions world over are different and that provisions that have worked in other countries, may not work in the Zambian context.
And Professor Ndulo has underscored the significance of a legal framework in drafting the republican constitution stating that it insulates the process from interference.
He adds that a legal framework provides a time line and avoids delays while serving costs in the process.
The professor says all constitutions that have succeeded around the globe, have had legal frameworks.
He has since urged technical committee to reduce the length of the process and focus concepts that make Constitution; a document of all time as is the case in the United States.
HE was speaking at a public forum organized by the Jesuit Center for Theological reflections (JCTR) on the draft constitution.