By CHUSA SICHONE –
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has implored political party leaders not to shun Tuesday’s peace indaba spearheaded by the Church as it is a good platform for them to exchange ideas on how best to iron out their differences.
President Lungu confirmed his attendance and challenged political leaders who would attend to truly commit themselves towards promoting peace in the country.
This was in an interview through his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda in Lusaka yesterday,
“He (President Lungu) is going to attend because that’s an opportunity for all political leaders to commit to a peaceful campaign and also exchange views on areas of concern.
“It’s a good opportunity because it’s being moved under the auspices of the spiritual fathers, the three church mother bodies, so he is encouraging all the political leaders to commit genuinely to peace at this meeting,” Mr Chanda said.
The peace indaba is being held under the auspices of the Zambia Episcopal Conference together with Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and Council of Churches in Zambia.
Among the issues expected to be discussed at the meeting are the political violence the country has been grappling with, and the need for peaceful general elections in August this year.