President Edgar Lungu signs into Law the National Dialogue Bill
Saturday, April 13, 2019
President Edgar Lungu signs into Law the National Dialogue Bill

Lusaka Times – Zambia

President Edgar Lungu has assented into Law, the National Dialogue Bill.

The Bill was signed on 9th April 2019 to facilitate for processes that Justice Minister Given Lubinda announced in Parliament.

Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda told a media briefing at State House that the Ministry of Justice will now handle all the remaining processes.

The National Dialogue amendment bill passed its third reading in Parliament early this month after it was tabled by Justice Minister Given Lubinda.

The objects of this law are to facilitate the implementation of the Siavonga resolutions of political parties relating to constitutional and institutional reforms, separation of powers and judicial independence, tolerance, freedom of assembly and civility in politics and electoral reforms.

The law also seeks to provide for a national dialogue process to facilitate the Constitution refinement process and regulation of political parties, public order and electoral process reforms, establish the National Dialogue Forum and provide for its functions and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.