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Cyber bullying in Zambia against women has reached alarming levels- Nkandu Luo

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Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo
Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo

The Zambia Women Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC) says that the level of cyber bullying especially on women in the country is frightening.

Zambia Women Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC) Chairperson Nkandu Luo who is also Minister of Higher Education, says cyber bullying in the country especially against women has reached alarming levels.

Professor Luo was speaking in Lusaka this morning during a women leaders meeting, on the sidelines of cyber bullying, held at Pamodzi hotel.

Professor Luo said that there is urgent need to address the increasing number of cyber bulling in the country.

The ZWPC Chairperson called on leaders especially women, to lobby for statute to deal with the alarming levels of cyber bullying in the country.

She further urged the public to use social media for developmental issue and not issues that bring distraction to the nation.

“Women leaders only make headlines for what they wear and not for their positive contributions and achievements to the nation” Mrs. Luo said.

Professor Luo noted that there is need for people to use social media responsibly and discuss development and not petty issues.

“We need to stop mud-sling each other on social media and discuss topics that will take the nation forward” she said.

And speaking at the same event Zambia National Women’s lobby GROUP (ZNWL) representative Beauty Katebe said the country needs to carry out further orientation on the effects of cyber bullying.

She said that women account for the most bulling on the internet.

“Most of this bullying is through negative content meant to humiliate the victims” she said.

She warned that the continued abuse of social media will bring attitudes and behaviors that the country does not need or want, adding that bullying has adverse consequences to the victims and their families with reputations tarnished for life.

The lobbyist further called on more dialogue concerning cyber bullying in the country as ICT in the county grows.

Organisations in attendance included the United Nations, European Union, the Zambia Police, telecommunications companies and various women organisations across the country.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Come on PF. This dinosaur has been in Government since UNIP days. She can’t live without state handouts.

    Bwana Nkandu Luo it is alleged you were bullying helpless UPND youths in 2016. How far has the case involving your Munali seat gone?
    Until you are cleared I can’t support you much. Now you’re busy talking about a Nuclear power project in the capital? Now you are talking about cyber bullying. Clutching at straws and trying to deflect attention. My party can do better.
    Respect the courts Bwana. Also pay back the monies you earned illegally during the campaign period of 2016

    • Hey Tasila, talk to your father who is a snail even in the brain. And this is coming from the President’s daughter. How do you even sleep knowing that your father is kuku he can’t see what you see?

    • @Nubian this why I love you, you’re intelligent. XOXOXO
      For example the way @Sharon is bullying HH, what more to women.

  2. I tend to disagree with you. Most of the women want fast money and they are told to send naked pictures so that can be given money or cars or get married to white people. Eventually, they get scammed or blackmailed. That is foolishness and not cyberbullying. If you talk about women arguing on social media or online newspapers that is another subject. It is the 21st century where people cannot face each other and resolve issues.

  3. Most of the women want fast money and they are told to send naked pictures so that can be given money or cars or get married to white people. Eventually, they get scammed or blackmailed. That is foolishness and not cyberbullying. If you talk about women arguing on social media or online newspapers that is another subject. It is the 21st century where people cannot face each other and resolve issues.

  4. Why is lusaka times trying to divert attention from the elephant in the room? The main headline should be the progress made in recovering the misappropriated funds and letting zambians know the implication of donors cutting funding to zambia. The pf are a disgrace. It is also amazing that lusaka times who are funded by PF imbeciles are clearly biased and not fit for purpose. Many pro oppostion blogger have been constantly blocked here for expressing their views. This includes myself. However, we have sharon who constantly spills tribalism against southerners, and yet she has not been blocked. It is also interesting that lusaka times decided to unblock me when their website traffic dwindled. pathetic goats

  5. You are great Prof. I remember you from 1994 when you were walking ahead of me after landing in JHB. You were complaining to a female friend how Zambians copy-cated foreign culture. From then on , I began to follow your steps. You were in the forefront of abolishing ” utu jili-jili” and on this i give you thumbs up just as i do for Sylvia Masebo in banning public smoking.
    Just the other day, you made a statement that it was illogical to blame Ministers for some of the corruption taking place when they were not the controlling officers. Again, logical and sensible. If ever there was going to be a first female Zambian President, i would like it to be you. But of course, knowing Zambians……

  6. Is Nkandu Luo normal? Those who will examine Kambwili’s sanity must also extend their services to Nkandu. What’s there to celebrate about a woman as heartless as Nkandu? I will never forget the mayhem that she caused in Mtendere during the 2016 elections. She’s a woman Hitler

  7. So it seems its normal for Lungu to keep people in office whose cases they lost in court but are just on appeal? On appeal when you lose does not mean you retain your position or keep the benefits, but the winner does. The person who won the court case keeps the win as you wait for your appeal or reversal. So, Nkandu Luo and Mwanakatwe will need to return their salaries and parliamentary emoluments as they lost the case. Immediately they lost, they were supposed to be stripped off positions as MP and Ministers. The other people were supposed to ascend to MP positions until otherwise. Lungu is a fake lawyer or UNZA is a useless university producing hopeless lawyers. One of these two must be right. So, Nkandu “the ugly” Luo must keep quiet. When people call her ing’anga that is not…

  8. bullying, that’s just relating her looks to a name or reality. She needs not cry as if people are just lying or just hates her. Kubafimba ubulangeti kumutwe ngaiwakasha. Kuti watilimuka ngawabuka ubushiku mu bed.

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