Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says efforts are being made to secure the release of a Zambian humanitarian worker Felix Ngoma who was abducted in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur by suspected Janjaweed militia.
Mr. Ngoma, who works for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is said to have been held hostage for almost two weeks now.
Mr. Kalaba has told Parliament this afternoon that he was this morning briefed by the Zambian mission in Geneva on how much progress has been made to free Mr.Ngoma.
He says due to the sensitive nature of matter and to avoid endangering Mr. Ngoma’s life, his Ministry has been acting with a lot of restraint and working discreetly to secure his release.
The Foreign Affairs Minister was responding to a Point of Order raised by Monze UPND Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu who sought Deputy Speaker Mkhondo Lungu’s ruling on whether government was in order to remain silent over the kidnapping of the Zambian humanitarian worke