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Patriotic Front raises concerns over Zambia’s co-hosting of democracy summit and US VP visit

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Patriotic Front (PF) Acting President, Given Lubinda, raised concerns about Zambia’s role in two major events that will take place in the next ten days, during a media statement presented on March 22, 2023. The two events include co-hosting the Summit for Democracy and hosting a high-level visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

Before stating his party’s position, Lubinda laid out the foundation, highlighting several objectives of the US strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa issued in August 2022. Lubinda mentioned two important objectives of the US strategy, which are fostering openness and open societies and delivering democratic and security dividends. He also mentioned an executive order and a presidential memorandum issued by US President Joe Biden on advancing equality for LGBTQI+ individuals.

Lubinda expressed deep concerns about the two events, citing US support for civil society, including activists and reform-minded leaders. He said that the Patriotic Front is worried that the US is pushing an agenda of homosexuality and other issues that are against Zambian culture and values.

He also expressed his concerns about the Summit for Democracy, saying that the US is using it as a tool to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. He added that the Patriotic Front believes that Zambia should not be used as a platform for countries that want to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

Lubinda emphasized that the Patriotic Front is a pro-democracy party that believes in the sovereignty and independence of the country. He urged Zambians to be vigilant and protect the country’s values and principles.

The media statement was attended by members of the central committee, Honorable Members of Parliament, opposition leaders, and invited distinguished guests.

10 COMMENTS

  1. You are free to talk. You are in opposition. Unfortunately there are broader benefits to hosting such events. This is not the first time we have had high level visits. George Bush, Helen Clerk, Ban Ki Moon, Hilary Clinton and many others including Bill Gates have all been here before.

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  2. This Lubinda has nothing to do. His PF party has no democratic credentials in Zambia. If Lubinda wants Zambia to go back to dictatorial behaviour of leaders under PF, he can forget. Why should Lubinda be concerned about a democracy summit being hosted by Zambia?? This is bigotry of the worst kind!

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  3. People like this man are an embarrassment to Zambia.
    The free world are finally recognising Zambia as a player again after the brutal governmant he was part of.
    Viva Zambia, viva

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  4. A complete lost bunch of bitter people…someone please arrest them and allow other people who can act as a real opposition to do so by raising real issues to do with the economy which is the number one area of concern of the people of Zambia and not a summit on Democracy…but you Lubinda and the rest of PF benefit from a weak Kwacha and strong USD because you guys have hoarded millions of dollars in foreign accounts and that is why you don’t want to raise this as the main underlying subject because you want the Kwacha to remain weak and you to continue to benefit.

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    • @2020vision….And you think the Americans are interested in strengthening the Kwacha? Wow. Wake up! Americans are only interested in their own agenda, not yours. The stronger the Dollar against the Kwacha, the better for them. Cause then they will not have to spend a lot of dollars to buy your copper and cobalt, badly needed for electric car batteries. Seems your vision is not 2020, but blurred. Again wake the heck up!

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  5. Instead of cheap monologues such as this one, Given Lubinda should seek attendance at this conference and possibly deliver an official speech and also meet face-to-face with the USA Vice-President.

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  6. some of these press breifings are just making the pf oficials look foolish because they are saying things against good issues they presided over. Why should a normal patriotic citizen raise issues over a democratic summit favored to be hosted in our country

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  7. Hi everyone open your eyes know about what is going on between Russia and Ukraine, the VP has only made this trip to come to Zambia because of the war, research of BRICS and you will know why the grandfather USA has sent 2 of his most trusted people to come to Africa only after SA had sent some of its navy ships to go and help the red-blue-white devil to fight its war, the VP is not her for Zambia. If you saw a hungry lion wanting food to eat ar you going to stand or sit one matter near to the lion or you will make sure that you stand one hundred thousand meters away from the lion there is a reason why the VP has staied a hundred thousand matter away from the lion

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