MMD proposes referendum on Barotseland Agreement

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The opposition MMD has proposed that the country holds a Referendum for Western Province on the issue of the Barotseland Agreement.

MMD president Nevers Mumba says this is because all other options of resolving this issue have failed.

Dr. Mumba has told Qfm News in a statement he thinks that the issue of the Barotseland Agreement has eluded all post-independence Presidents because of the fears and implications of dealing with it in a conclusive manner.

He says it is however still a source of instability for many years to come and the use of force and the gun to maintain the status quo is a sign of weakness of leadership.

The MMD president says the country now has a great opportunity to give the people of Western Province a direct voice in this matter.

He has on the other hand noted that to offer a referendum does not mean that his party is agreeing to secession.

The opposition leader states that to the contrary, the MMD is agreeing to resolve the matter in the most democratic and civilized manner.

He has since assured the nation that after being elected, his MMD government will to immediately call all the parties that were involved in the agreement from the beginning to the dialogue table and look at all options including that of a referendum.

 

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