ZCID counsels opposition political parties

The Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID) has appealed to all opposition political parties to show solidarity to Zambia as the country celebrates the Golden Jubilee of independence this month.

ZCID executive director Horrance Chilando said Zambia was bigger than any political party as independence was for all Zambians.

Mr Chilando said political parties must set aside their differences with the ruling party and embrace reconciliation especially after 50 years of independence.

He said there was no need to start politicking on an important national issue such as the commemoration of Zambia’s independence.

Some opposition political parties have distanced themselves from the independence celebrations expected this month.

These include the United Party for National Development and the Alliance for Better Zambia