Forum of Political Parties (FPP) has deliberated resolutions on the national dialogue process to the Zambia Centre for Inter-party Dialogue(ZCID) that are aimed at uniting various stakeholders involved in the dialogue process.

In a statement availed to the Lusaka Star, FPP Chairperson Jackson Silavwe said that the forum had made resolutions in ensuring that the road map towards the national dialogue process was meant for Zambians and not the interests of the politicians.

“FPP meeting was attended by thirty-five (35) political parties including Zambia Centre for Inter-party Dialogue (ZCID) board members such as United Party for National Development (UPND), Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD), Patriotic Front (PF) and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD),” Mr Silavwe stated.

Mr Silavwe said the meeting focused at recognizing the impact that the national dialogue process had while taking into consideration the recent impasse between ZCID and the leaders of the three Church mother bodies Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

He stated that some of the resolutions FPP suggested were that ZCID Board should meet the Leaders of the three Church mother bodies and conclude all pending issues before the national dialogue official launch on 18th January, 2019.

“ZCID Executive Director has been tasked to set up an appointment with the Leaders of the three Church mother bodies and the board should report back to the constituent members on the outcome of the meeting with the Leaders of the three Church mother bodies before the national dialogue official launch,” Mr. Silavwe added.

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He further said that the agenda of the national political dialogue process as resolved by the meeting of political party Secretary Generals in Siavonga remains unchanged.