German envoy give opposition counsel
Germany Ambassador to Zambia Frank Meyke has observed that a strong and effective opposition is a critical component of any democratic society.
Ambassador Meyke has therefore called for unity of purpose among the opposition in supplementing government's efforts in esuring that economic and social development is achieved.
He says in countries that have enhanced their democratic tenets, opposition political parties play the role of partners in development by offering credible and constructive checks and balances on government's performance.
Ambassador Meyke has also pointed out that Zambians should be duty bound to develop their own country stating that no one other indigenous people will sought out the country's problems.
The Germany Ambassador was speaking in an interview.
Opposition political parties have recently been seeking solace from the international community on issues they feel aggrieved by government.