THE African Association of Jehovah’s Witness has called upon Zambia to help resolve a matter affecting its members in Eritrea.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said Zambia would collaborate with ambassadors from the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the East African Community (ECA) based in Addis Ababa to see how the matter could be handled and resolved.
He said Zambia is a Christian nation which tolerates other faiths and promoted the principle of amicable co-existence in religious diversity.
He said it was important that Africa resolved its own issues using Africa’s own tested methods and mechanisms.
He said this had to be done while respecting the sovereignty and dignity of Eritrea.
He said it was for this reason that he would engage the African Union Commission and other ambassadors from the Region on the matter to seek the intervention of the African Union.
And Mr. Alan Gallina of the Jehovah’s Witness from World Headquarters in Washington together with Mr. Girmay Tewolde and Mr. Derloy Williamson of the African Association of Jehovah’s Witness, sought help from Zambia to help free members of the Congregation who have been imprisoned in Eritrea.
He said Zambia and other African countries could help persuade Eritrea to make their Faith legal once again.
He said the Church was encouraged to approach Zambia as they have over 200,000 members in the country.
He said the Church admired Zambia’s Christian status but more so the manner in which it tolerated other religions.
He said that it was for this reason that the Church was seeking Zambia’s active help on the matter.
On 25th October 1994, the Eritrean government revoked citizenship of members of the Jehovah’s Witness for their refusal to participate in the Referendum and the call for National Service.
Since then their leaders and followers have been imprisoned some as long as 25 years.
This is according to a press statement issued by Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press & Tourism) at the Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Seer 1 is a fool, it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share his videos, Bowman Lusambo says,
LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says he will personally throw out Seer-1 the day he will step foot in Zambia.
And Lusambo says it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share videos of Seer-1.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Lusambo also condemned some political groupings that find it pleasant to be clapping for Seer-1 when he insults Zambian leaders.
“I again warn Andrew that since he claims to have some mystical powers, let him use those same fake powers to enter any part of this great country and he will regret that action for the rest of his life. I will personally throw him into the gallows and throw away the keys,” Lusambo said.
He said it is a greatest betrayal of national patriotism for any citizen to sit and watch the country’s sovereignty being shredded to pieces by a desperate, stranded and stateless individual who fakes miracles to survive.
” I know Andrew is stranded because if he had a home, he would have gone there after being deported from Zambia but he went and sought refuge in South Africa,” said Lusambo.
“But he knows that there is nothing he can do in Nigeria. That land has many great men and women of God who serve the Lord in truth and in spirit. Nigeria is full of great men of God such as Bishop Adeboye and little Andrew knows that he cannot manipulate Nigerias with his fake miracles.”
Lusambo also urged Zambians to realize that they have birthright and expected to all rise up and defend the country when attacked unfairly.
Hakainde Hichilema says the lies by the PF Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence
UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the continuous lies by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence.
Hichilema said the PF have run out of lies to use as excuses for Load shedding of ZESCO electricity power.
“In simple terms, they have run out of power over ZESCO power outages, that is in turn costing struggling businesses, especially small scale entrepreneurs millions of Kwacha every day,” Hichilema said.
“Late last year, PF party announced through its mobilization official, that load shedding would end within six months. Later the story graduated into a new theory of the rate at which water travels from Victoria Falls to the Kariba Dam as being a determing factor, on when load shedding would end.”
He has noted that the intensity of power of outages even increased further, with certain parts of the country being blacked out for more than 14hrs per day for weeks and months on end.
Hichilema said despite the 2019/2020 rain season having been the heaviest in years and water catchment in most of Zambia’s waterways bursting at the seams, he does not understand why load shedding has continued.
“Fellow citizens, this is no longer a factor of how much water is needed to generate electricity, but how much more incompetence of the PF will Zambia put up with,” said Hichilema.
Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .
Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.
“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.
And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.
Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.