RAY OF HOPE FOR TALKS AS PO­LIT­I­CAL PAR­TIES MEET

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BY NA­TION RE­PORTER

The Fo­rum of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties (FPP), with­out Par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tion un­der the Zam­bia Cen­ter for In­ter­party Di­a­logue (ZCID) has man­dated the ZCID to meet and re­solve the im­passe with the three church mother bod­ies.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment made avail­able to the Daily Na­tion yes­ter­day, FPP chair­per­son, Silavwe Jack­son said, “In recog­nis­ing that the na­tional di­a­logue process should ben­e­fit all Zam­bians and tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the re­cent im­passe be­tween the Zam­bia Cen­tre for In­ter­party Di­a­logue (ZCID) and the lead­ers of the three Church mother bod­ies (CCZ, EFZ and ZCCB), that the ZCID board meets the lead­ers of the three church mother bod­ies”

The res­o­lu­tions fol­lowed a meet­ing at Mika Lodge, Jes­mon­dine in Lusaka to de­lib­er­ate on the na­tional di­a­logue process.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by the Zam­bia Cen­tre for In­ter­party Di­a­logue (ZCID) board mem­bers namely: the United Party for Na­tional De­vel­op­ment (UPND), Move­ment for Multi Party Democ­racy (MMD), Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) and the Fo­rum for Democ­racy and De­vel­op­ment (FDD).

Mr Silavwe said the meet­ing also re­solved that the that the ZCID Board should meet the Lead­ers of the three Church mother bod­ies and con­clude all pend­ing is­sues be­fore the na­tional di­a­logue of­fi­cial launch on 18th Jan­uary, 2019.

The fo­rum has also re­solved that t the agenda of the na­tional po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue process as re­solved by the meet­ing of po­lit­i­cal party Sec­re­tary Gen­er­als in Si­avonga re­mains the same.

The FPP meet­ing was at­tended by thirty five (35) po­lit­i­cal par­ties and the ZCID has been or­dered to re­port back after meet­ing the three church mother bod­ies be­fore the Jan­uary 18, di­a­logue launch date.

The meet­ing re­solved that the that the ZCID Board should meet the Lead­ers of the three Church mother bod­ies and con­clude all pend­ing is­sues be­fore the na­tional di­a­logue of­fi­cial launch on 18th Jan­uary, 2019.

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