The Young Women’s Christian Association Council of Zambia (YWCA) has expressed disappointment over the alleged gender based violence (GBV) act allegedly committed by Minister of Education Michael Kaingu through the use of abusive language.
This is following media reports which alleged that the Mr. Kaingu called the Namwala Member of Parliament Moono Lubezhi a ‘prostitute’.
YWCA national president Lucy Masiye-Lungu said it was unfortunate that a senior legislator in a ministry which is critical in shaping the youth of the nation into responsible citizens was not abiding by the laws he helped enact.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS by Mrs. Lungu today.
“The anti GBV Act number 1 which was enacted by parliament, of which Dr. Kaingu was part to, clearly states that uttering humiliating conduct towards a person which includes insults, constitutes verbal abuse,” she said.
Mrs. Lungu said the nation needs leaders who lead by example and not those who use gender based violence to deal with shortcomings in responding to official questions in parliament.
He added that there was need to have leaders who do not belittle women and who were good role models.
She therefore called upon relevant authorities to take necessary action against Dr. Kaingu.