President Edgar Lungu attends dialogue process through the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue at Pf headoffice in Lusaka on 10th May 218
FILE: President Edgar Lungu attends dialogue process through the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue at Pf headoffice in Lusaka on 10th May 218

The Zambia Centre for Inter-party Dialogue has postponed the Political parties consultative meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

ZCID Spokesperson and Board Member, Jackson Silavwe said that the postponement has been necessitated by the need for the three church mother bodies and ZCID to conclude negotiations on the Memorandum of Understanding and Structure of the national dialogue process.

In a statement to ZNBC News this evening, Mr. Silavwe said the Church and ZCID need to also generate a consensus agenda that has the confidence of all political parties and stakeholders.

Mr. Silavwe said that this was to eliminate any possibility of failure of the important national exercise.

Mr. Silavwe also said at the request of members of ZCID, the board held an Emergency meeting where they resolved to postpone the Consultative meeting.

Earlier, State House had said that they had not received any formal invitation for tomorrow’s National Dialogue and Reconciliation meeting scheduled for Kapingila House in Lusaka.

Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda said that President Edgar Lungu was ready for dialogue any time as per programme set by the Church.

Mr. Chanda explained that since the two meetings the President has held with the Church mother bodies, there has been no formal invitation and programme from them and the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue.

Meanwhile, President Lungu is tomorrow expected on the Copperbelt for a two-day working visit. Mr. Chanda told ZNBC News that the President has an engagement in Kitwe tomorrow afternoon and on Saturday morning.

[Read 1,419 times, 1 reads today]
Loading...

15 COMMENTS

  1. There’s no political will for the dialogue. Some opposition leaders are even talking of an impeachment motion. Just forget about it. We know who to reject in 2021.

    8

    4
    • Let other parties meet their members without hinderance. What kind of democracy is this? Those of us older enough know how difficult it was to fight for multi party democracy. Let the press be there to cover the process. Beam it live if possible so we can see who is and isn’t serious. Stop play it games with our country you thieves. Enough!!!!!

      5

      1
    • Dialogue, which is possible through the satisfaction of preconditions, also helps the strengthening of the
      characteristics that are peculiar to the Zambian political dispensation. The preconditions of dialogue include love, humility, faith, hope and courage. These are also the human characteristics that are peculiar to the human. Estranging of people from these qualifications indicates their alienation. However, the alienation of the human does not mean that the characteristics peculiar to his/her nature have been eliminated. These can only be deactivated.

      1

      0
  2. This dialogue thing is not wanted.Zambia is at peace!!Losers in opposition must be ignored!!
    What we want as Zambians is to know how HH got rich via PRIVATIZATION and to know who else was involved.The culprits should be jailed and their assets grabbed by the state.

    THE DIALOGUE NONSENSE MUST BE IGNORED BY ALL WELL MEANING ZAMBIANS BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS ENJOYING TOTAL PEACE UNDER MIGHTY PF!!!
    The church leaders and ZCID should channel their efforts to the inquiry about Privatization now and not the useless dialogue!!!

    6

    5
  3. 1. Who postponed it anyway, 3xchurch or ZCID?
    2. Why announce something which you are not ready for anyway? Lack of seriousness by 3xchurch and ZCID.
    3. Even THE President was not invited so he made another programme for Friday and Saturday. Look here, The President, Our President, has more important business, so do not waste his time.
    4. The trib.als have plenty of time to waste. For them dialogue is a photo opportunity, nothing else, they are jokers I tell you, directionless leadership.
    5. And trib.als should pledge to respect The President. Dialogue does notmean that T.H. is also President of Zambia, there only one at a time, every five years usually.
    6. Who needs the bloo.dy thing anyway, T.H. perhaps? Certainly not me and normal Zambians who are an absolute majority!

    2

    4
  4. What is there to discuss or dialog whatever you call it? We the voters need to know. To discuss the bygone 2016 elections and the petition? The opposition have no real issues to table before the conveners of the meeting otherwise they will end up discussing the Concourt rulings which will amount to contempt. The opposition boycotted the constitution amendment process and the resultant content are binding and water under the bridge. We cannot have a situation where we keep on tinkering the supreme Law of the land to suit sectarian interests.NO!!!

    1

    4
  5. I don’t see this so call National Dialog getting us anywhere as the agenda is simply not conclusive. God help us! It is case where concerned parties are forced to drink same soup from the same cup it tastes bitter.

    0

    3
  6. This Mr. Silavwe should tells the real reason for postponement. Or is it the opposition are still dealing with preliminary issues as usual.

    1

    0
  7. I think the real issue which 3xchurch and ZCID are hiding is to bring Trib.al Hacks to address THE President appropriately. The nearest that T..H. has come to so far is to call THE President as ECL, in his thinking an improvement from “Lungu” this, “Lungu” that. Check News Diggers, ati “ECL my friend”. Normally there is no harm in that but then we are talking Trib.al Hacks here, not very normal people.

    0

    0
  8. Does Tribal Hacks realize that ECL has a huge support base and following in us in Zambia or he is in his own world? The earlier he rests the past and grasps acceptance the better for his BP and mental condition. We have moved on and Peace prevails in our great nations. He is failing to face ECL as there are no issues to debate.

    2

    0
  9. Imagine up to this morning and even up to this afternoon, the so called dialogue was on. Anyway you want to look at this postponement, these chaps, both 3xchurch and ZCID, look sill.y and incompetent. They are, aren’t they?

    2

    0
  10. What excuse do you need? State House was not formally invited and the president is scheduled to be in the Copperbelt province for two days working visit. ZCID is determined to see to it that the Church Mother body fails so that it takes over the show, the lapse to formally invite State house should not be taken lightly. The crap about a consensus agenda is simply a cover up, ZCID executive committee has a hidden agenda. The very first meeting could have been conducive for stakeholders to break the ice and discuss preliminaries of the consensus agenda. Watch the space.

    1

    2

Comments are closed.