PF and UPND Butt Heads Over Kambwili’s Involvement in National Dialogue
UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has said that if the NDC wishes its consultant Dr Chishimba Kambwili should represent it then that should be respected. Mr. Kakoma says the UPND values the national dialogue and respects the decisions of other parties that will be represented by representatives of their choice including the NDC.
He said the debate therefore on who should attend the Church-led dialogue is not necessary as issues to be discussed affect all citizens irrespective of their status.
He made these statements following the PF Deputy Media Director Antonio Mwanza’s note that only political party presidents and their Secretary Generals have been invited by the Church and Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID) meeting on January 18th.
Mwanza said it was therefore not possible for Mr Kambwili to be involved.
Mr Kambwili was quoted in some sections of the media saying he will forcibly attend as NDC consultant failure to which all opposition political parties will walk out of the meeting. Mr Kambwili is alleged to have made the remarks on Sunday.
“The national dialogue will not take place should the ZCID and PF succeed in eliminating me from the process,”Mr Kambwili is quoted in the publication.