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EFZ demands halt to Consultation on Comprehensive Sexuality Education with Selected Stakeholders

Columns EFZ demands halt to Consultation on Comprehensive Sexuality Education with Selected Stakeholders

 

EXPRESSING SURPRISE THAT DESPITE DIRECTIVES BY THE VICE PRESIDENT, CERTAIN PRO-CSE WORKING GROUPS ARE ENGAGING SELECTED STAKEHOLDERS ON SRH&R AND CSE.

11TH OCTOBER, 2020 – (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

We wish to express deep concern that despite the directive given by Her Honour the Vice President, Hon. Inonge Wina, MP, that a multi-sectoral technical working group will be set up to consult on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), promoters of this programme have heightened engagement with selected stakeholders such as Members of Parliament.

We have noted that two urgent consultative programmes have been set up at the National Assembly on both the subject of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) just in the space of the next two weeks. We are in receipt of an invitation letter dated 9th October and a programme indicating that a 20 minute presentation on CSE Experiences is expected from the EFZ at a meeting to be held on 12th October, 2020.

While we appreciate the invitation to one of the two events in reference, our concern is that these heightened efforts by promoters of these programmes go a long way to undermine the mechanism currently in motion, set up by Government to review and attend to concerns in an objective manner, on matters raised against these two programmes by stakeholders.

We earnestly appeal to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs. Cecilia Nsenduluka Mbewe to halt these processes being thrust on Parliament until the announced Government led consultative process is completed. A letter has been written to this effect.

We are also of the strong view that engaging Parliament at this stage may be premature as we wish that stakeholders, parents and other key actors complete the consultative process of scrutinising and reviewing SRH&R and CSE.

We also hope that the Report and Outcome documents from the consultative mechanism will be taken to Cabinet for approval and later to Parliament for adoption.

We hold the view that the two programmes are extremely fundamental to the moral, spiritual, character and cultural life of Zambia that the outcome document from such a national consultative process, should be accorded the highest approval levels by the organs of the State that should necessarily include the Executive and Parliament.

We also wish to make an appeal to promoters of these two programmes to respect the concerns raised by other stakeholders and to exercise patience and restraint in the roll out of the programmes in question until such a time that sufficient consensus has been obtained.

May God bless our great nation, especially as we commence this sacred week of nation-wide prayers in the wake of the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation which falls on 18th October, 2020.

Amen.

 

STATEMENT BY THE BOARD CHAIRPERSON OF THE EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF ZAMBIA (EFZ) – BISHOP PAUL E. MUSUSU

5 COMMENTS

  1. Why do irrelevant organizations like EFZ still exist. If these organizations had halted the dictatorship in Zambia, people would have still seen their relevance, opposition are oppressed in Zambia and EFZ is quite, do they even know that ZNBC which is run by tax payers money belongs to PF only for these EFZ chaps, their issue is reproductive health as if it will ever lead to any one’s salvation. This can’t continue

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  2. Forget this small issue of sexuality education. Tackle the big issue of dictatorship in Zambia. Are you sure you are not seeing them campaigning all over while stopping their opponents, and here you are busy on a non issue of sexuality education. Just disband

  3. If one is a good leader, he will be the first one to ask things like why are my opponents not being featured on ZNBC, why are my opponents not allowed to assemble, why are my opponents beaten in markets when they were their party regalia. Leadership requires both good IQ and EQ.

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  4. In Zambia people across the board can do anything as long as there’s money. If donors withdraw funding everyone will speak against CSE. But as long as there’s money it’ll be difficult to address the challenge of CSE

  5. Is the syllabus for ‘ comprehensive sexuality education’ more detailed than ordinary level human biology? Does it include practicals? If not why so much farce?

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