BY MONDE PHIRI
A concerned Lusaka resident Evans Mapushi has called on politicians in the country to stop using the church to gain political mileage.
Mr. Mapushi says there is need for political leaders to be genuine when calling on the church to guide the nation on reconciliation and unity.
He has observed that the country is faced with many challenges such as the sluggish economic growth and political divisions adding that leaders need to be honest when trying to seek divine intervention from the church.
Meanwhile, Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director Chimfwembe Mweenge has welcomed calls by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for dialogue among political leaders and other stakeholders on issues affecting the nation.
Mr. Mweenge adds that the suggestion by the opposition leader to call for dialogue to help address the political divisions and instability in the country is a sign of a maturing democracy.
The FODEP Executive Director added that there is need for political leaders in the country to learn to co-exist despite their divergent political views.
Over the weekend, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema called on the church and the civil society to consider calling for dialogue among political leaders.