President Edgar Lungu has agreed that the catholic bishops of Zambia anchor a meeting that would bring together political leaders to dialogue over political violence in the country.
The proposed meeting would see Mr Lungu and other political party leaders discuss an effective way to end the violence perpetuated by cadres.
Recently there has been some political cadre clashes between the ruling Patriotic Front and opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).
Meanwhile President Edgar Lungu has acknowledged the services of Catholic run Lwitikila Girls’ Secondary School and Chilonga Mission Hospital as institutions that provide proper social services in Mpika diocese, supplementing Government’s efforts.
He said the government recognised the role the Church plays as a partner in nation building by providing spiritual and social needs of the communities.
The Head of State said it is, therefore, important for the Government to partner with the Church to address the needs of the people.
Mr Lungu was speaking at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Mpika, Saturday, 12th march, 2016 after he attended the Episcopal Consecration of Father Justin Mulenga as Bishop of the Mpika Diocese.
“We pray that all of us will have recourse to the wisdom recently expressed by the Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter ‘Let them all be one’,” Mr Lungu said.