United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema and United Liberal Party (ULP) President Sakwiba Sikota have jointly advised the Patriotic front government not to treat people of Western province as children of a lesser god.
The two leaders said there is no need for the government to behave as if they are doing the people of Western province a favor but it should realize that they are equally entitled to the benefits other provinces are enjoying.
Speaking at a joint press briefing, UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema said there was no need to spend billions of kwacha on a commission of inquiry into the causes of last years Mongu riots.
Mr. Hichilema said the money should have been used to facilitate the dialogue that people wish instead of wasting it through a commission of inquiry.
He has since advised the Patriotic front government to develop a plan that will help accelerate development in the province.
And his ULP counterpart Sakwiba Sikota says the joint meeting should not be misunderstood but should be embraced by every leader that puts the welfare of the people at heart.
Mr. Sikota says dialogue is the only sensible and reasonable way forward for the country.