28th February, 2012
On behalf of the United Party for National Development (UPND), I demand that Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata gives the nation his and that of his PF party position on gay rights as advocated for by Ban Ki Moon – Secretary General of the United Nations.
The nation must not forget that Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, not long ago said that, ‘there are laws in Zambia that recognise gay rights….’. It should also be borne in mind, that Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata has been a flip flopping President. He has changed positions on many national issues such as windfall tax, street vending, Barotseland Agreement just to mention a few.
It is Mr. Sata’s past statements, his flip flopping habit and his deafening silence on Ban Ki Moon’s statement that is worrying. We demand that Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata as the head of Government gives the nation his position on this matter.
The UPND believes that as an African and Christian nation, Zambia has no place for gay rights. The scriptures and our culture which are a guiding light in this country are clear on this matter. Further, our existing laws do not allow for this practice. It must also be remembered that as Africans, our culture which is protector of our morals does not permit this practice. UPND believes that for civility and national stability to continue in this nation gay rights must remain outlawed.