UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma
UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma

The opposition UPND says it is shocked that the ruling party PF is peddling lies that the party has agreed for the Zambia Center for Inter Party Dialogue (ZCID) to lead the dialogue process.

UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says the UPND rejected the proposal last year to have ZCID to lead the dialogue process because they have no capacity.

Mr. Kakoma says since then, the Commonwealth in consultation with other stakeholders, has come up with a new and revised strategy paper in which the dialogue process in Zambia will be spearheaded by a Political Dialogue Steering Committee and not the ZCID.

He says for the avoidance of doubt, the Commonwealth Special Envoy for the Zambian dialogue talks Professor Ibrahim Gambari stated at his latest press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka held on 11th March 2018 that the talks will be spearheaded by the Political Dialogue Steering Committee.

He states that the PF are sleeping and dreaming about the ZCID leading the Commonwealth dialogue talks in Zambia and that they should wake up and face the new reality that the ZCID will not lead the dialogue process.

Mr. Kakoma says the Steering Committee is the agreed Zambian owned and-led oversight body mandated to steer, manage and coordinate the national dialogue process, under the overall guidance and consultation with the Commonwealth Special Envoy for the Zambian dialogue talks Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

He adds that after the formation of the Steering committee, the nominees from all stakeholders will meet and elect a chairperson from among the members.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. For any dialogue to take place, both parties must put aside all malicious talk and shut the trap for a while.
    Failure to do so, as can be seen in the case at hand, is tantamount to cutting the red wire instead of the blue one in order to diffuse a ticking time bomb. The results are obvious.

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    • And pf says commonwealth will not lead the dialogue. Both upnd and pf are foolis.h and stop taking us for granted. Your Egos will lead this country to serious problems. Muli tupuba

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    • OKAY OKAY OKAY ZCID CAN STILL FACILITATE DIALOGUE AMONG PROGRESSIVE PARTIES IN ZAMBIA AS THE UPNDEAD CAN AWAIT THE NEVER HAPPENING COMMONWEALTH HEADED TALKS THAT HS THE PETITION ON THE AGENDA.
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      Cry babies.

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  2. Why can’t the PF just let these buffoons hold their dialogue,while they govern, with the likes of broke Mike Mulongoti,brainless Milupi and the disgraced convict pastor? By the way they can to their ranks add the “faint” diabetic artist hippo the fat neck and chi Bishop Mambo!

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  3. UPND please no one is interested in your rubbish Dialogue in the first place you have refused to recognise our duly elected president you want to install HH illegally hence your rants please move on and leave us carry on with lives .see you in 2021

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  4. WHAT DIFFERENCE SHALL IT MAKE IF PF, ON THEIR SIDE NOMINATE THE SAME GUYS WHO ARE IN ZCID TO SIT ON THE SO CALLED POLITICAL DIALOGUE STEERING COMMITTEE?

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  5. Upnd why attend when you don’t recognise the President. Remember its not between you and of but for parties involved.if you say no to one thing doesn’t mean to the other parties.if you feel others will preed you are mistaken and if think its there for power sharing you are wrong.

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  6. We don’t need the dialogue.
    Let the UPND go and dialogue with the Commonwealth.
    There are so many tribal issues they can discuss with the commonwealth….

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