The Southern African Centre for the Constructive resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has advised government to open dialogue with all stakeholders on the recognition of homosexual rights.
SACCORD Information Officer Obby Chibuluma has noted that the debate on homosexuality has been received with mixed feelings adding that the nation should be allowed to debate for resolutions to be made.
Speaking in an interview , Mr. Chibuluma says as an organization fighting for human rights, SACCORD suggesting for dialogue to be opened where both the negative and positive views can be heard.
During a meeting with former President Kenneth Kaunda, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called for countries to recognize and respect homosexuality.
And commenting on Mr. Ban’s isit to Zambia, Mr. Chibuluma says the UN chief’s visit to Zambia will help remind the country of its obligations towards human rights.
Mr. Chibuluma says Zambia has committed itself through a number of international instruments to promote ant protect human rights and states it should ensure that every citizen enjoys their rights.