By NATION REPORTER
THE Patriotic Front (PF) has commended government for opting out and expressing objection and reservations to Summit for Democracy outcomes especially on the commitments that promoted and protected LGBTQI rights across the world.
Emmanuel Mwamba, the PF deputy information and publicity chairperson has said it should be stated that it was not established that there has never been universal consensus that the LGBTQ rights were human rights.
Mr Mwamba, the PF presidential candidate stated that the concept of the LGBTQ and its promotion had remained illegal in Zambia and that the former ruling party was happy the commitments on LGBTQ were clearly articulated in the reservation document.
“We welcome Zambia’s reservation on issues relating to the Ukraine/Russian War because the use of war cannot help resolve conflict or bring lasting and durable peace. War only leaves lasting damage, carnage and destruction of people and economies,” Mr Mwamba said.
Mr Mwamba said following the co-hosting of the 2nd Summit for Democracy 2023 held by the United States, Costa Rica, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea, government of the Republic of Zambia had to distanced itself from Summit outcomes and commitments in regard to LGBTQ rights and its protection.
He stated that government had also indicated that over the war between Russia and Ukraine-Peaceful resolution to be included at the heart of conflict resolutions in the promotion of President Hakainde Hichilema’s “War anywhere is War Everywhere” policy.