Lungu signs into law National Dialogue Bill

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President Edgar Lungu has assented to the controversial National Dialogue Bill despite concerns from various key stakeholders.

State House spokesperson Amos Chanda says President Lungu signed the bill into law on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Chanda told Journalists at State House that the Minister of Justice will now make preparations to implement the law.

The National Dialogue Bill will pave way for the establishment of the National Dialogue Forum whose mandate will be to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Other proposals for amendment will be under the Electoral Law, Public Order Act and Political Parties Bill.

The National Dialogue Bill was passed in Parliament on April 2 before being signed into law by the Head of State.

The largest opposition party the UPND and its 10 alliance partners, the three church mother bodies and several civil society organizations vehemently opposed the bill before it was signed into law.

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