The National Dialogue Forum (NDF) has urged political parties in the country to rise above partisan interests for the country to successfully amend the constitution and other subsidiary laws.
NDF Chairperson Professor Muyunda Mwanalushi said that political parties must lose vested interests for the forum to effectively facilitate the process of amending the constitution and other laws.
Professor Mwanalushi said this today during the NDF’s deliberations at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre. This was after Economic Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali apologised for discrediting the business of the NDF, yesterday.
Professor Mwanalushi praised Mr. Tayali saying the move demonstrates a mark of maturity. Mr. Tayali said that he has now appreciated that the NDF is best structured to carry out its business.
Mr. Tayali also said he is currently confident that the NDF has a transparent system in its quest to facilitate the amendment of the constitution and other subsidiary laws.
Mr. Tayali said he came to fully cherish the NDF after conferring with his fellow members belonging to one of the NDF’s working groups.
Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned delegates at the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) to tread cautiously in the process of amending the Public Order Act.
Mr. Kampyongo said that the Act has played an instrumental role in the preservation of peace in the country since independence.
Mr. Kampyongo said that the Public Order Act has over the years created an equilibrium between the maintenance of public order and freedom of assembly.
Mr. Kampyongo was speaking when contributing to debate on proposals to amend the public order Act