Government position on homosexuality not satisfying-Nevers Mumba
Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) presidential aspirant Nevers Mumba has said that Government’s position on the issue of homosexuality is not satisfying.
Dr. Mumba said that the position given by Chief Government Spokesperson Fackson Shamenda that the laws of the land do not support homosexuality, is not sufficient enough.
He said that what the nation wants is for Republican President Michael Sata to openly state his position on the matter like some of his fellow African leaders have done.
Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Dr. Mumba said that it is important that President Sata openly states his position because prior to the elections, he is on record while giving an interview to the Danish media saying that Zambian laws recognize homosexuality.
Dr. Mumba has since advised President Sata not to be afraid to tell the nation what he believes in.
And Dr. Mumba has challenged President Sata to either restore the Barotseland agreement or apologize to the people of western province who he had promised to restore the agreement once voted into power.
He said that if the president fails to publicly apologize, then the tag of liar will haunt him and his presidency.
Meanwhile, the MMD presidential aspirant has said that the opposition is deeply saddened by the president’s failure to provide policy answers to questions asked by opponents and citizens on issues of national concern.
Dr. Mumba said that it is unfortunate that the president instead responds by calling on the police to investigate opponents on tramped-up charges.
He said that for the sake of the country’s security and prosperity, he is ready to differ with President Sata on principle but not on personality.