LET’s do it, Hakainde Hichilema has responded to President Edgar Lungu’s intimation that he is ready to meet the opposition UPND leader.
According to yesterday’s Zambia Daily Mail, President Lungu said in Katuba on Sunday that he could meet Hichilema but without conditions.
“If you want to talk to me, come and talk to me. But don’t impose conditions,” said President Lungu.
In response, Hichilema tweeted that he would do anything for the benefit of his beloved Zambia.
“If you are serious @EdgarCLungu, let’s do it. As Christians, let us allow the Church mother bodies to preside. We have always been ready to dialogue, unconditionally. #Zambia,” tweeted Hichilema. “Assuming he has been correctly quoted, our simple response is that we have been ready to meet Mr Lungu without any conditions attached. We are very consistent and mean well when we say we need genuine dialogue under the leadership of the church mother bodies and resolve a number of outstanding issues in the country. Our citizens are hurting and time is running out to resolve key issues in the governance of our country.”
Hichilema said the church mother bodies have done it before with a proven record of success in resolving the impasse and “we believe they can do it again.”
“All it takes is genuineness and openness in discussions within the spirit of give and take and readiness to implement whatever is agreed upon,” said Hichilema. “So let’s get on with the business and start engaging with one another under the church leadership.”