National Dialogue opens in Lusaka

 National Dialogue opens in Lusaka

The National Dialogue Forum has officially opened in Lusaka with emphasis that stakeholders should fully dialogue on the amendment of contentious laws.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has emphasised that stakeholders have a mandate to facilitate the amendment of laws that will not only safeguard the interests of the current but also future generations.

Mr Lubinda said this during the official opening of the National Dialogue Forum in Lusaka today.

He called on members of parliament and other stakeholders to fully participate in the National Dialogue Forum.

Earlier National Dialogue Forum Secretary Patrick Chisanga said his Secretariat will facilitate the dialogue process for the amendment of contentious laws.

Mr Chisanga said this will go a long way in ensuring that the amended laws have a positive impact on Zambia’s posterity.

Meanwhile, the National Dialogue Forum has ratified the appointment of Professor Muyunda Mwanalushi as Chairperson of the National Dialogue Forum.

In his acceptance speech Professor Mwanalushi called on stakeholders and Zambians to attach patriotism to the National Dialogue.

He said the objectives of the forum transcend partisan and individuals’ interests.

The National Dialogue Forum paves way for the amendment of the constitution, electoral laws and Public Order Act.

The Forum has a legal mandate under the recent National Dialogue Act.

President Edgar Lungu assented to the National Dialogue Bill-2019 on April 09,2019.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.

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