Barotse not about seceding
The Barotse Agreement of 1964 is not about seceding from Zambia but decentralizing power to ensure that resources are shared equally said Emily Sikazwe.
The agreement is about promoting development and addressing social and economic rights of people.
Women for Change Executive Director, Emily Sikazwe also called for dialogue between government and the Barotse Royal Establishment.
The organisations understanding of the agreement is that it is about devolution of power and resource allocation and this can be applied to the rest of Zambia as most communities are wallowing in poverty.
Ms Sikazwe said in a statement that there is need to uphold peace and security.
She says conflict should not be tolerated because it will mostly affect women, the aged and children.