At a time when Nepal has been passing through a crucial period of implementing the constitution, Nepal Constitution Foundation with support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organized a talk program on the challenges in the implementation of the constitution.
Chaired by the president of NCF Ganesh Bhatta, Dr. Surya Dhungel and Professor Krishna Khanal presented two papers on the legal and political implications of the Constitution.
Dr. Dhungel highlighted institutional gaps and constitutional challenges in the context of three tiers of government and bringing the political stability. Similarly, Professor Khanal highlighted the role of political leadership in the present context.
Attended by a large numbers people including members of parliament, lawyers, constitutional experts and others, three hours program concluded with the observation of the political leaders Krishna Prasad Sitaula of Nepali Congress, former chair of CA and CPN-UML leader Subhash Nembang and Maoist Center leader Shakti Basnet.
Although speakers expressed the challenges the quality of leadership, political leaders presented the program stressed the need for harmonious relations among all the stake holders. “Nothing is perfect there. What is required is to implement the constitution,” said NC leader Sitaula.
“We entered into a new phase following the promulgation of a constitution and local election. No one can prevent from holding the next round of elections now,” said Nembang.
“The constitution of documents of all different views of directly elected president and parliamentary system,” said Basnet.
Annette Schlicht, resident representative, FES spoke the role of her organizations in promoting democratization and civic education in Nepal. She said that this is an important function in the context of the implementation of the program.