By Wilson Allan Phiri
Civil Society Organizations have been challenged to be in the fore-front in respecting the rule of law to avoid losing public trust on issues of national importance.
A social commentator Victor Chipofya made the appeal after observing that some CSOs are misleading the public by conveying different views on the appointment of Shadrek Namalomba, who is also chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, as Democratic Progressive Party spokesperson.
This week, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition asked Namalomba to step down as PAC chairperson while the Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) shares a contrary view.
Speaking in an interview with Timveni, one of the country’s social commentators, Victor Chipofya said, "CSOs play a vital role in the development of any nation through advocacy."
Chipofya warned CSOs against interfering with politics to avoid pushing for agendas that contradict with the law.