By KETRA KALUNGA
TRADE unions have been urged to preach peace as the country heads towards the August 12 general elections.
Zambia Congress of Trade Unions general secretary, Cosmas Mukuka, said unions should be in the forefront of promoting peace and should be civil.
Mr Mukuka said the labour movement would not afford to destroy the peace that Zambia has enjoyed over the years.
“I appeal to you to preach peace, we can’t entertain a situation where we destroy Zambia in the three months remaining before the elections,” he said.
Speaking in Kabwe yesterday, Mr. Mukuka said as trade unions, they have a responsibility to ensure that they preserve peace in the country.
He said promoting national peace should not be left to political parties alone because it was the responsibility of every Zambian.
“Let us not leave the political cadres to preach peace when it’s the workers who should guide them,” Mr. Mukuka said