ARTICLE 260. GENERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION.
(1) An Act of the Parliament shall make provision for and in respect of the establishment, at or after the end of the period of three years commencing on Independence Day, of a General Constitutional Commission.
(2) The members of the Commission shallâ€“
- be appointed by the Head of State, acting with, and in accordance with, the advice of the National Executive Council given after consultation with any appropriate parliamentary committee; and
- be broadly representative of the different areas of the country; and
- give balanced representation of the major parties and groups in Parliament.
(3) Each member of the General Constitutional Commission must beâ€“
- a member of the Parliament; or
- a member of a provincial government or local government body; or
- a member of a State Service; or
- some other citizen with relevant expertise.
(4) The General Constitutional Commission shall inquire into the working of this Constitution and the Organic Laws.
(5) As soon as is reasonably practicable after its appointment, the General Constitutional Commission shall forward a report of its findings to the Speaker for presentation to the Parliament, together with its recommendations (if any) as to amendment of this Constitution, and new or amended Organic Laws or other laws or administrative procedures.
ARTICLE 261. INTERIM CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION.
(1) An Act of Parliament shall provide that until the Constitutional Commission is established there shall be an Interim Constitutional Commission the membership of which is in accordance with Section 260(2) and (3) (General Constitutional Commission).
(2) The Interim Constitutional Commission shall consider proposed alteration of this Constitution or of any Organic Law, and report to Parliament before there is an opportunity for debate of the proposed legislation.
ARTICLE 262. SUBORDINATE COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.
(1) Acts of the Parliament may make provision for and in respect ofâ€“
- a Commission on Provincial Government, the primary function of which shall be to investigate the workings of the system of provincial government; and
- other commissions and committees to investigate such other aspects of the working of this Constitution as the Parliament thinks desirable.
(2) The commissions and committees established in accordance with Subsection (1)(b) shall report to the General Constitutional Commission on the subject matters of their respective investigations, with such recommendations (if any) as they think desirable, in time to allow the General Constitutional Commission to report to the Parliament in accordance with Section 260 (General Constitutional Commission).
(3) The General Constitutional Commission shall ensure that any reports of commissions or committees established in accordance with Subsection (1)(b) are forwarded to the Speaker for presentation to the Parliament before or at the same time as its report is so forwarded.
ARTICLE 263. FURTHER DEFINITION, ETC.
Acts of the Parliament may make provision for further defining the terms of reference of the General Constitutional Commission and any other commissions or committees established in accordance with Section 262 (subordinate commissions and committees).