As the Green Party, we are quite elated that the Catholic Bishops met President Edgar Lungu today to initiate reconciliation between the President and incarcerated UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema. The move by the Bishops could not have come at a better time than now. We hope that soon, the Bishops will bring the two leaders together for reconciliation. There is urgent need to restore unity and harmony in the nation.
Nothing is more important than reconciliation. As the Bible teaches us, if a person is about to offer a gift at the altar and remembers that he has something against his brother he should leave his gift and be reconciled first to his brother and then come and offer his gift..
Time for pride and belligerency must be over. Belligerency will never take this country anywhere but mutual respect and spirit of reconciliation.