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President Lungu praises countries in SADC for upholding democracy

General News President Lungu praises countries in SADC for upholding democracy

President Edgar Lungu has praised countries in SADC for upholding democracy. President Lungu said that during Zambia’s tenure on the Organ Troika, SADC member states, namely; Madagascar, Mauritius, DRC, South Africa and Malawi
conducted peaceful elections.

The President was speaking during the virtual Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government today at State House in Lusaka.

“As we close this Organ Troika Summit Video Conference Meeting and as Zambia’s tenure on the Organ Troika draws to a close, I wish to take this opportunity to express deep appreciation to my fellow Organ Members for their unwavering support over the last three years.

During our tenure, among other key activities, several of our Members States were able to successfully prove to the outside world, our collective strive, as a region to consolidate our democratic governance by conducting peaceful elections in five ( 5) SADC Member States,” the President said.

President Lungu noted the significance of peaceful elections in the DRC, saying many commentators were skeptical about the elections taking place. ” … but with collective resolve and determination of the people of our sister country, the process of elections was successfully and peacefully held as a stepping stone towards the restoration of normalcy in the DRC,” President Lungu stated.

He added, “Zambia was honoured to have led the SADC region in support of our brothers and sisters in that process.”

President Lungu said Zambia also contributed towards ensuring the advancement of the Lesotho Peace Process.

“Working closely with our Brother, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Facilitation Team, Lesotho made remarkable progress in implementing the National Dialogue and Comprehensive National Reform Process by achieving key milestones on the Reform Roadmap,” the President said.

President Lungu thanked Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, for chairing the Organ Troika, and wished President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana well as he assumes the chairmanship. The President also commended SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax and her team for ensuring that Statutory Meetings continue to take place in a virtual setup.

And Chairperson of the Organ Troika, President Mnangagwa has urged member states not to lose sight of the urgent need to protect SADC countries against instability. President Mnangagwa said SADC member states should strengthen their security and protect democracy. He also praised member states for their resilience in the midst of covid-19.

“Our region remains stable but we should be more resolute by strengthening democracy and constitutionalism,” he said.

The member states categorized terrorism and cyber threats; transnational organized crimes: climate change and disasters as some of the threats to the region. Other heads of state who attended the summit were South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, President Masisi and new Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent achievements for the region. Together we can achieve a lot. Let us not be distracted by the evil movement of oppositions funded by the west. We see them here in Zambia where they are even funded by gay organisations and even in south Africa. We will never allow such dirty business in Zambia

  2. Excellent achievements for the region. Together we can achieve a lot. Let us not be distracted by the evil movement of oppositions funded by the west. We see them here in Zambia where they are even funded by gay organisations and even in south Africa. We will never allow such dirty business in Zambia . Kaizar

  3. What a joke ……’Democracy !’ My foot .Selectively arresting and firing people while protecting criminals is not democracy .

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  4. Nostra people come to this website to read my views on issues. I doubt a duplication of my posts is a bother to them. If you feel that bothered you have two options: leave the site or ask lusaka times to sort their website. Until then continue suffering

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  5. Nostra people come to this website to read my views on issues. I doubt a duplication of my posts is a bother to them. If you feel that bothered you have two options: leave the site or ask lusaka times to sort their website. Until then continue suffering . Oooops another duplication kikiki

  6. Nostra people come to this website to read my views on issues. I doubt a duplication of my posts is a bother to them. If you feel that bothered you have two options: leave the site or ask lusaka times to sort their website. Until then continue suffering . Oooops another duplication kikiki and a triple.

  7. Honestly, iwe Kainyokolola Zulu, what manner of cannabis did you smoke this time? You keep if pasting garbage and to do so in duplicate is plain vile stupidity. This “bu MalyaMungo” behavior of yours stinks ka ch.ikala iwe.

  8. Kazier ZULU needs prayers. The dragon is influencing him.
    Being the Sabbath, i am praying to Jesus that he makes Kaizer a good man to his family, in laws , neighbours and community. My Lord make him stop insulting, drinking beer,fighting, spending money unwisely, bad company and being heady. My Jesus , Kaizer is your child and he must be heaven when you come to take us. Amen.

  9. “President Edgar Lungu has praised countries in SADC for upholding democracy.”-LT.

    While clamping down on Prime TV and Post news…

    “Daniel Dennett, in which the author offers an account of how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain.”

    “Credit where credit’s due” Facebook, Twitter, Google, and the USA.

    Wow, you haven’t seen nothing yet.

    PF you have run out of time-outs.

  10. Sad that democracy is defined in terms of elections in Africa. Sometime ago, one president even would stand against a frog and still called it one party participatory democracy! Cry mother Zambia.

  11. KZ is frustrated with his leaky East London flat . He has to put a bucket to catch the rain water so it doesn’t flood his den.?Please bear hiS tantrum s, deep down he’s a ‘nice ‘ dude when you broke n need a beer.

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