- by Natasha Sakala on 22 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Aug 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 21 Aug 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 21 Aug 2019
- by Ulande Nkomesha on 21 Aug 2019by Memory Chipili in Solwezi on 20 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 19 Aug 2019by Natasha Sakala on 17 Aug 2019
- by Natasha Sakala on 21 Aug 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Aug 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Aug 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Aug 2019
- Goal Diggers
- by Abraham Kalito on 8 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 8 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 5 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 28 Jul 2019
- by Diggers Editor on 22 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 20 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 18 Aug 2019
- Guest Diggers
- by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 17 Aug 2019by CUTS on 4 Aug 2019by Kangwa Muyunda on 3 Aug 2019by Rueben Lifuka on 31 Jul 2019
- Editor's Choice
- by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
- by Diggers Correspondent on 11 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 27 Jul 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Jul 2019by Web Master on 27 Jun 2019
Those who shunned dialogue launch must reflect – NkomeshyaBy Tenson Mkhala on 19 Jan 2019
Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II says leaders who shunned the launch of the national dialogue and reconciliation should sit and reflect for the benefit of peace to prevail in the nation.
And the Church says it will not remain mute and watch politicians divide the country.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the launch at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka on January 18, Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II said she was shocked that some people decided to shun the meeting organized by the church.
“I came as a traditional leader because as a traditional leader, I need peace for my people and everybody. So this is important and I am sad at other people who are not able to come. There is no politics which was talked here, it’s reconciliation, peace and stability for everybody. My appeal to those who shun this ceremony is that, let them reflect. They are our leaders, they should be in the forefront to create peace for us, to create an environment that is conducive to
everyone. Now, I didn’t see any reason myself why other people chose to avoid this,” Chieftainess Nkomeshya said.
She insisted that there was need for reconciliation amongst leaders.
“We need our leaders to come together and reconcile. This issue of name calling is not good for the nation. Yes, we are human beings with differences but at one time we need to come together and discuss issues among ourselves. So let them reflect because Zambians want this process to succeed and bring the results. Let them stop fighting,” said Chieftainess Nkomeshya.
And the Church said it would not stay silent whilst politicians divided the country.
“One of the most common reasons for division and conflict in many countries emanate from lack of dialogue. Genuine dialogue demands openness of mind and heart. Accepting to be vulnerable; to adopt a spirit that allows the possibility to lose in order to win. We the Church Mother Bodies have received the mandate from the Lord to reconcile individuals and communities. We will stand and endure all that has been said about us and will continue to be said about us regarding this work of facilitating the national dialogue and reconciliation. However, faithful to our prophetic mission, the project does not now bar us
from helping people to see where injustice is, especially situations which demand condemnation and where necessary to appreciate. We will not remain mute and see this Country get divided by politicians who refuse to dialogue and reconcile,” said ambia Conference of Catholic Bishops president Bishop George Lungu.
“We cannot afford to be divided as a nation and as church in this ministry which, by the way, is not limited to the three church mother bodies, but to all the anointed servants of the Lord. With this disposition, we will be able to add value to the process and we will help bring about genuine reconciliation that will produce desired results of lasting peace in this country. Let us remember, ‘an army of well organised ants can conquer an elephant’. Let us aim to unite and
work together on this noble project.”
Among the political parties that attended the national dialogue and reconciliation launch were UPND, NAREP, MMD, DP and NDC.
Meanwhile, the ruling PF shunned the launch.
About Tenson Mkhala
Tenson Mkhala is our resident photo journalist.
Email: tenson [at] diggers [dot] news
- Firing people just because they served previous govt is wrong – RB - 20 Jul 2019
- Mwitwa talking nonsense, Zambia needs about 500 constituencies – PF - 12 Jul 2019
- Church mustn’t relent in counseling politicians – Mutati - 24 Jun 2019
- ACC nabs Chitotela - 23 May 2019
- 25 Nordic companies to participate in Zambia’s Agritech expo - 1 Apr 2019
- Lungu leads 34 member delegation to India (2,257 views)
- Mushimba wonders why accepted UNZA student don’t show up to enroll (1,907 view)
- Ndulo, Sangwa must be drunk to think they can sue Lungu - Tutwa (1,636 view)
- You'll create constitutional crisis if you rule Matibini out of order on Roan seat, Mwansa tells ConCourt (1,594 view)
- State witness in Chimese’s case in court for perjury (1,022 view)
- Lungu was one of my brightest pupils, retired teacher tells court
- It's not LAZ but 2,3 overzealous lawyers challenging Bill 10 - Siliya
- Development will follow those who cry the most, says Lungu
- I'm suing Tutwa for alleging that I've been paid to fight govt - LAZ president
- Tutwa leads campaign to impeach LAZ president
Subscribe For News In Email
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend