Former AVAP director Bonnie Tembo says that Zambia has made history by becoming the first country in Africa to demand for a permanent seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
Though Bonnie Tembo is a primary school teacher by profession, he does not seem to know that African leaders have been making such pronouncements from 1950.
President Sata, during his address to the UN Security Council in New York demanded that Africa must have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Tembo, one of the NGO heads who betrayed their mandates to campaign for PF in the 2011 elections commended President Sata for what he called his courage and bravery to speak for the entire African continent.
He said in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday that most conflicts being presided over by the UN Security Council emanated from the African continent and that it was only logical therefore that Africa must have a permanent seat on the Security Council.
He said the President’s pronouncement was a good call that needed to be supported by all well meaning Zambians and Africans in general.
Tembo, who resigned from his position as Anti-Voter Apathy project just after Sata won in anticipation of a government job said President Sata is on course on most of his pronouncements.
He urged ‘Zambians’ to ignore people who are bent on opposing the head of state even on matters where he was right, saying such people were simply jealous.
Tembo is now unemployeed and calls himself a good governance activist. But he has not lost hope to be given a job by PF as can be seen by his cadre statement here.
Before Tembo, left AVAP, there accusations of financial irregularities in AVAP.