UPND gives condition for dialogue with PF

United Party for National Development (UPND)
United Party for National Development (UPND)

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it will only engage in dialogue with ruling Patriotic Front (PF) on condition that such dialogue allows the respect of divergent views among all political parties.
First republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has called for effective interparty dialogue among all political parties in order to sufficiently deal with governance issues and other issues of national concern.
UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba says his party has an open door policy to dialogue and is ready to dialogue with the ruling PF except that the PF but that the ruling party has not been receptive to calls for dialogue from the opposition.
Mr. Simusamba has told Qfm in an interview that his is more than willing to engage in meaningful dialogue with ruling PF for the sake of national development and taking the country forward.
And the MMD) has blamed the ruling PF for the failure to an effective interparty dialogue in the country.
MMD presidential Spokesperson, Muhabi Lungu has told Qfm in a separate interview that his party has always been ready to dialogue but that the PF has allegedly opted to govern the country without considering the views of the opposition.
Mr. Lungu has also observed that the many challenges the country is currently facing can be resolved through dialogue among all political parties hence the need for the PF to be more responsive to calls for dialogue.