FDD ticks off UPND on ZCID sum­mit

Daily Nation Newspaper - - 12 NORTH-WESTERN NEWS - By NA­TION REPORTER

WE are ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed with the United Party for Na­tional De­vel­op­ment (UPND) for shun­ning the two day Na­tional Democ­racy Stake­hold­ers’ sum­mit or­ga­nized by the Zam­bia Cen­tre for In­ter­party Di­a­logue (ZCID), says FDD North Western Prov­ince provin­cial chair­per­son Mark Kalemba

In an in­ter­view with the Daily Na­tion in Sol­wezi yes­ter­day, Mr Kalemba ob­served that the move by the op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal party was not in the spirit of unit­ing the na­tion.

He said di­a­logue was key to re­solv­ing any con­flicts adding that it did not mat­ter who led the process.

‘’As a party in the prov­ince, we are very dis­ap­pointed with our col­leagues in the UPND for shun­ning the two day sum­mit which is be­ing spear­headed by the ZCID. We feel the party is up to noth­ing but con­fus­ing Zam­bians in the coun­try,’’ Mr Kalemba said.

He said it was un­for­tu­nate for the UPND not to at­tend the sum­mit say­ing it was the only plat­form where con­flicts could be re­solved.

He how­ever ap­pealed to the con­ven­ers of the di­a­logue to ex­hibit pro­fes­sion­al­ism by de­liv­er­ing invitation let­ters to all stake­hold­ers on time.

From in­cep­tion the UPND had in­di­cated that they would not be part of the di­a­logue process as long as it was spear­headed by ZCID.

UPND Sym­pa­this­ers dur­ing a rally in lusaka

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