The Young African Leaders Initiative -YALI- is disappointed with the three church mother bodies and Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue -ZCID- following the impasse over the dialogue process.
YALI President Andrew Ntewewe says the dialogue process was bound to collapse due to lack of clarity on its nature and objective.
Mr. Ntewewe says it has been noted that there was lack of cooperation and harmony between the two facilitators.
He says there has also been a complete misunderstanding on what the dialogue process is to be about and mistaken for an elaborate process to deal with a crisis.
Mr. Ntewewe says the country is not in a crisis and there is no breakdown of the rule of law.
He says it is unfortunate that the church is giving an impression that the country is in civil unrest.
Mr. Ntewewe adds that resolutions of the Siavonga meeting of Secretaries General of political parties included areas that are legislative in nature such as constitutional reforms and the Public Order act among others.
He says the dialogue process however has no legislative areas and the constitution provides the legislative power for laws to be made and amended by parliament which is the only body mandated to do so.
Mr. Ntewewe says the proposed national dialogue would not have the power or mandate to pass resolutions to either government or parliament.
He says government must therefore not abdicate its responsibility to make laws through the constitutionally established parliamentary process.
Mr. Ntewewe who was speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today further urged the minister of justice to quickly ensure the constitution amendment bill is published.