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President Lungu ready for dialogue process but..

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President Edgar Lungu is welcomed by Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo on arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport from attending the SADCC summit in Windhoek Namibia
File:President Edgar Lungu is welcomed by Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo on arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport from attending the SADCC summit in Windhoek Namibia

President Edgar Lungu says he is ready for unconditional dialogue with the opposition.

President Lungu said he is ready to dialogue with the opposition, but says he will however not attend a dialogue that is characterized with conditions because it will defeat its intended purpose.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu said this in Lusaka,shortly before departure to the Copperbelt for a two day working visit, where he is expected to inspect various project in the province.

The Head of State added that giving conditions to the dialogue meeting means people are not ready to talk and have not willingly given themselves to resolve the pending issues.

President Lungu said it is unfair for those concerned to give conditions to a dialogue that is beneficial to both parties.

He has since called on the church to ensure that they spearhead and play a leading role in the dialogue process.

The Head of State noted that the church has always been instrumental in ensuring that peace and unity is promoted in the country, therefore they are the perfect drivers for the process.

President Lungu revealed that it will please him if the church would facilitate the whole process because of the rich Christian faith in the country.

Meanwhile President Lungu has revealed that the Zambia Centre for inter Party Dialogue (ZCID) will not be left out of the dialogue process because it was formed for that very purpose.

Present Lungu wondered why some sections of society want the participants of the dialogue to do away with the ZCID.

He said leaving the ZCID out of the programme is not the solution, but called for participants to attend the meeting with a view to getting positive results.

31 COMMENTS

    • Lungu is playing hide and seek with the opposition because he knows they are either none existent or stup!d. He played ichidunu with them after Sata’s death and in 2016. He’ll play ichidunu again with them in 2021.

    • Edgar Lungu doe not want dialogue, if he did it would have happened longtime ago. He is president, not so? Sometimes.I wonder if this man knows that he is president!!

    • Mr President, honestly the country has heard a lot of this! My personal and sincere opinion is that Mr President and your PF Party are the ones who are delaying this DIALOGUE! First and foremost, there are several spokespersons in the PF and each one gives a different position on this DIALOGUE! We have heard statements from Your Excellency, Mr Davis Mwila, Mr Given Lubinda, Ms Dora Siliya, Mr Sunday Chanda, Mr Antonio Mwanza… etc. And mostly in these statents you always apportion blame on the Opposition for delaying progress, REALLY MR PRESIDENT? I take it that you and your Party in Government are to blame. Is there anything Zambian People ought to know? Is there something you are scare about,by holding of this DIALOGUE?

    • In order to please IMF & donors, he claiming he is committed to dialogue.
      In reality he has no desire to dialogue. The current flawed ECZ, oppressive public order act, rotten judiciary, violent panga youths, the colonial police, the biased DeadNBC favour his illegal 3rd term bid & sham of elections.

    • When we tell you that this lazy bum is not a leader you think its an insult…how do you propose dialogue and state that there should not be conditions, the whole point of dialogue is meeting half way for the greater cause. Anyway Lazy Lungu is nor really in-charge he is merely a tool for the corrupt elite.

    • Sharon is one frustrated woman who thought going to the America without qualifications would live happily ever after alas after using her bottom power to Mexicans and many other illegal immigrants Trump despises she has found her self in a delima 1 she’s tired and no longer in her prime. 2 she can’t come back voluntarily because she’s got nothing to to for all those years she’s been there 3. The only way she knows how to survive like any cader is blind loyalty

  1. This dialogue is primarily between you and HH.

    What do you aim to achieve from this?

    Does it take the two of you sitting in the same room to stop political violence?

    I am more concerned you focused on real issues affecting Zambians.

  2. Please, before the Zambian people can make an opinion, can we know those conditions that whoever is asking for them. It’s hard to make a reasonable assessment from such a generalized statement. We heard the condition that ZCID leads the discussion, it was until the opposition pushed back, only then you considered the church to lead the discussion.
    This statement has resonated twice in the past 7 days, if not mistaken, there must be something behind it. So allow us to have the full picture, other than us speculating.

    • @4 General Kanene..SPOT ON! Why can he even hold a press conference to clarify this and many issues that Zambian would like to get clarity on!!

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      Agreed @ General Kanene…

      First he claims he is ready to dialogue unconditionally but then he puts a condition that the other side should have no conditions (you get my drift)… ‘unconditionally’ means you don’t care whatever the other party brings to the table.

      But you are right, what are these conditions that he’s so worried about and worked over? Is it about accepting and recognising him as the duly elected president? Is it about him being allowed to go for a 3rd term or is it about him and his minions stopping their corruption tendencies first? We need and deserve to know what these conditions are.

      The truth is dude has no desire to dialogue… he’s not being sincere and he’s just f00ling us buying himself time until he gets to 2021 where he will force himself onto…

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      ….
      The truth is dude has no desire to dialogue… he’s not being sincere and he’s just f00ling us buying himself time until he gets to 2021 where he will force himself onto the ballot paper and rig the elections again in his favour. Mark my word!

  3. Zambian dialogue = big men meeting to discuss how they’re gonna exploit us for their own political dividends. The dialogue MUST have all Zambian society involved.

  4. If the way PF has gone about the proposed dialogue is a reflection of their leadership style and of course it is,we must be worried. One whole year has elapsed with no dialogue and am sure this lack of seriousness is reflected in the state of the nation. Opposition get serious PF does not respect dialogue forget about them.Let the opposition dialogue among themselves after all when has PF ever kept it’s word.Yes they have the instruments of power but that should not make them indispensable.Dialogue among yourselves forget PF

  5. Whenever you put BUT at the end of your sentence, it cancels everything before it! When it comes to Dialogue, there are no preconditions! The mediator must be a neutral body – the Church and not ZCID!
    He who comes to equity must do so with clean hands! Those claiming to govern must always take the lead!
    Mr HH should also humble himself, withdraw all court cases and come to the Dialogue table!
    ECL and HH are both Educated! The problem is they are both using head knowledge instead of using Wisdom! We are tired of seeing more degrees and less sense! You two have terribly divided this country which is bigger than both of you! Don’t take us for granted!

  6. @Mr. Dialogue: You are very very right. Too many degrees which are doing nothing in this country. If you claim to be a Christian, let Christ lead you in what ever you do and say. Christ said love your enemy and do good to him..

    • Animo Farm can go to Animo Farm in Namwala and dialogue with one another and see who is electable and who is not. Maybe GBM’s time, your vice President’s time has come! Wow! Hatribes are gnashing their teeth at me! It is about TRIBAL not about opposition.

  7. By saying that you will not attend a dialogue that is characterized with conditions, You are also putting up a condition. Please spare us this dialogue circus

  8. UPND cadres you are so dull cant you see that we can see all your jealous and envy. ECL does not need to rig we vote for him and we will do it again in 2021

    • The president will win in 2021 and Headstrong will lose Hagain. He will NEVER be a president. The past few weeks have shown you that the president is still popular and he will make someone retire in 2021. I hope the Arsonist organisation will be gracious enough to go away peacefully.

    • Imagine, Mambwe. After even failing to field a candidate for Kasanengwa and getting battered in Chilanga, Mayoral and ward by-elections in western and n/western, they still believe that tonga 1.di.ot can unseat PF and ECL??? What a bunch of losing twits!!!!

    • They are too dull to learn anything. Tribalism has blinded their eyes and made their minds dull. They cannot reason outside HH’s dung box.

  9. Do not speak based on assumption or putting words in other people’s mouths. One of the conditions being that the Church want to have a duplicate arrangement for the indaba for reasons better known to themselves. They should have started by giving reasons for wanting to it their own way rather than announce after they have already done it. This is tantamount to applying the indicator after you have made the turn. Who knows they could have agreed on the “contentious” issues before the run away.

  10. “Dialogue” is a waste of time. Let’s move on! When the son of David wanted dialogue with Solomon’s mum, it was not about the dailogue but about the Throne! Someone warned Solomon and the boy was taken care of. Mr. President be careful with Animo Farm! It is not about dialogue! How can you dialogue with headstrong tribal people? It is not about dialogue! They keep on changing goalposts! They are after you and your throne.

  11. UPND is a COALITION OF THE WICKED. Three Mansions support one another worldwide. Their mission is to contro the World! Never allow them near you! They like sacrifice.

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