File:Zambia Air Force soldiers captured during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka

Defence Minister Davis Chama says Zambia expects stability within the Southern African Development Community(SADC) region as the country takes up Chairmanship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

Mr. Chama said the region needs peace for development to be attained saying selfish people sponsoring schemes of insecurity will not be entertained.He pointed out that the region should be stable and called for an end to pockets of motives by individuals aimed at destabilising the region.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Windhoek, ahead of the 38th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the SADC, Mr. Chama said Zambia has been providing troops to other member countries to ensure peace and security in the region.

The theme for the 38th summit held at the Safari Court Hotel is “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”.The Defence Minister is hopeful that nothing would destabilise peace in the region especially in countries scheduled to hold elections soon.

And Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said peace is not farfetched in the SADC region.Mr. Kampyongo explained that SADC has had countries going through elections and transitions peacefully an indication that peace could be embraced.

He explained that Zambia being part of the SADC agenda on peace and security will work hard to ensure peace so that the region focuses on development.The Home Affairs Minister said Zambia is committed to silencing the guns while addressing politics as a source of instability.

Mr. Kampyongo also said military hardware and other drivers of violence need to be eliminated in the region.And Mr. Kampyongo has commended Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila for agreeing not to contest elections in December this year.He is also hopeful that Zimbabwe will stabilize following the contested election late last month.

And President Lungu who is tomorrow expected in Windhoek will assume the Chairmanship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security which is managed on a Troika basis and is responsible for promoting peace and security in the region.

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  1. In America the military was the first institution to be racially-integrated while the rest of society was still torn by racial division. In other words, it led the way in building a better USA. In Britain there’s a position called the Lord Lieutenant in every County. The role of the holder of the position in feudal times was to identify suitable people to serve in the military. This ensured an army that reflected the nation’s identity, although the officer corps was a preserve of the upper class families. The Lord Lieutenant in today’s Britain holds a mere ceremonial position but he still wears his military uniform. These are just two examples of how the military has been used as a tool for nation-building. The British took this system of military recruitment to the colonies.

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  2. What lungus gang mean is no protests like 42/42 no questioning their stealing and corruption and no opposition gatherings…….they are all about looking after fellow dictators.

    After spending a disputed $17 billion on infrastructure development , unemployment in Zambia remains among the highest in the world, foringners are getting richer with the country begging anyone for a bailout and anyone attempting to protest this anomaly is arrested.

    This is what chama and kapoyongo mean by peace and stability…entrenching the clueless theives in state house.

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