The opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) has suggested Zambia would be a much better place if people randomly socialized together regardless of their political affiliation.
The ULP thinks with such better place it would not matter where an individual originates from or what tribe he is in order to interact freely with other people from other regions of the country.
ULP president Sakwiba Sikota has told Qfm News by telephone that what is however unfortunate is that Zambia is not able to get such kind of atmosphere.
Mr. Sikota states that people in the country seem not to go beyond tribe and political affiliations to consider themselves as firstly being Zambians.
He has suggested that this entails that political parties in the country have a duty to ensure that the issue of tribe is not anything central to any of their politicking.
The ULP president says he is of the view if political party leaders do not bring in the issue of tribe, tribalism will be a non issue.
He says if however political party leaders are in the forefront to bring in the issue of tribe, tribalism will continue to be perpetrated.