Veteran politician Vernon Mwanga has charged that the Zambia Centre for Inter-party Dialogue has become moribund and has questioned what the officials at the institution are doing.
Dr Mwanga said political parties in the country have not had any inter- party dialogue since 2001 when ZCID was established for the specific reason of promoting dialogue among political parties in the country.
He explained that the centre should be more active in bringing political parties together and ensure that they talk to each other as opposed to the current situation were parties are continually talking at each other.
He observed that political violence can be reduced by bring political players including those from the ruling party to a round table and agreeing on a number of things as leaders which can be implemented in all political parties.
The veteran politician is however hopeful that the centre will be activated in the nearest feature so that it can start hosting meetings and bring together both the opposition and the ruling party on a round table.
He said the centre was created to help broker peace and promote dialogue among political parties but that it has become inactive because the ruling party seems not to be interested in dialogue.