And Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Board Chairperson says that the absence of some key political players at the launch of the national dialogue underscores the urgent need for dialogue.
Bishop Paul Mususu, said the three church mother bodies have vowed to see to it that the National Dialogue process is concluded in the soonest possible time even when other concerned parties shun away from the process.
Speaking at the official Launch of the process at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka today, Bishop Mususu said that dialogue remains the civilised way of dealing with challenges affecting any given nation in this modern society.
The dialogue process has been attended by some members of the political alliance notably the UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, Elias Chipimo (NAREP), Andyford Banda (PAC), Nevers Mumba (MMD) and Fresher Siwale among others and the Civil Society movement, traditional leaders who included Chieftainess Nkomesha and some diplomats accredited to Zambia.
He therefore stated that staying away from the process is running away from addressing challenges affecting the people of Zambia.
The Law Association of Zambia led by its president Eddie Mwitwa, and Transparency International Zambia Chapter Executive Director Wesley Chibamba were also present.
The ruling Patriotic Front Leadership and other opposition Party parties namely the Felix Mutai Faction are missing from the official Launch of the National Dialogue process that has attracted a sizeable crowd.