And President Edgar Lungu’s spokesperson Amos Chanda says the Head of State will attend the national dialogue meeting set for January 18, 2019.
Chanda told journalists at State House today that President Lungu was committed to national dialogue and hoped that Church Mother Bodies and the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue would bridge their differences.
He said that that ZCID and the church should find a proper functional arrangement for holding the national dialogue.
Chanda said the process has already began to explore arrangements to include the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue.
He said President Lungu has emphasized that dialogue is an important national process beyond individual and partisan interests.
Chanda said the national dialogue is about the people of Zambia and every stakeholder must ensure that they put the interests of the population first.
He said the national dialogue must address constitutional, political and legislative reforms.
Chanda said President Lungu is disappointed at stakeholders that have been trading insults in public over the dialogue process and wants the integrity of the process shielded from misrepresentation by stakeholders.
He said negatives such as the outcome of the December 28, 2018 dialogue meeting that was aimed at maligning the Head of State should not be tolerated and must be avoided to allow for sincerity and transparency in the national dialogue process.
And Chanda disclosed that the report on the wok of the Commission of Inquiry into Electoral Violence and Voting Patterns is ready and will be presented to President Lungu soon.