HUMAN Rights Commission (HRC) Mweelwa Muleya has called for the immediate release of Bishop Joseph Kazhila who has been in police detention for almost a week now.
In a statement, Muleya who expressed concerned over Bishop Kazhila’s continued detention demanded that the clergy should be released on Police Bond or that he be taken to court without further delay.
“The continued detention of Bishop Kazhila, for almost a week without taking him to court or granting him police bond is unlawful and a violation of his rights to liberty and equal protection of the law as enshrined in Articles 13 and 18 of the Constitution of Zambia, Chapter 1 of the Laws of Zambia,” Muleya said.
He said the continued detention of Bishop Kazhila without taking him to court when he is facing a bondable offence is a clear violation of human rights.
“There is judicial precedence in this country to the effect that over-detention is illegal and that detention should not be used to facilitate investigations at the expense of respect for human rights,” Mweelwa added.
And Mweelwa also called for the respect for constitutionalism, rule of law and human rights while maintaining law, order and peace in Chingola.
Amb. Mwamba presents Letters of Credence to the State of Djibouti
ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba is in the State of Djibouti to present Letters of Credence for his accreditation on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
Mr. Mwamba started the process by meeting Djibouti’s Foreign Affairs Minister, His Excellency Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.
Mr. Mwamba is expected to meet the President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.
Mr. Mwamba is accredited to Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan and Djibouti.
He is also the Permanent Representative tothe African Union(AU) and to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza,
First Secretary (Press and Tourism).
Dr. Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of South Africa,Thenjiwe Mthinso says
SOUTH African Ambassador to Spain, Thenjiwe Mthinso, says Zambia’s First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of her country.
Speaking during the Political /Liberation Heritage Virtual Dialogue televised live on SABC and monitored by the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Ambassador Mthinso said Dr Kaunda was at pains to unite the liberation movement.
She said Dr Kaunda was committed to ensure the African National Congress (ANC )and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC )united as the division that existed had weakened the struggle of the liberation movement.
Ambassador Mthinso, who was also one of the veteran members in the liberation struggle and uMkhonto we Sizwe, added that Dr Kaunda had acknowledge that Zambian’s freedom was meaningless if its neighbours were not liberated.
She said Zambia housed the headquarters of the ANC and established refugee camps while land was given to them to produce food during the struggle.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Major General Jackson Miti, said it was good that Dr Kaunda’s role during the liberation struggle was being appreciated.
Maj Gen Miti said Zambia and South Africa will continue to enjoy good bilateral relations as both countries have shared rich history.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission South Africa.
Emmanuel Mwamba says citizens working abroad should maximize their contribution towards the country’s economic development
ZAMBIAN Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba says citizens working abroad should maximize their contribution towards the country’s economic development.
And Mwamba says President Edgar Lungu regards Zambians working in the Diaspora as an important resource for national development.
Speaking during the 11th edition of the Mwape Peer Awards that recognizes Zambians who have excelled in their different professions and have made impact in their communities, Mwamba further requested citizens in the Diaspora to promote trade and investment opportunities to attract more investment in the country.
Mwamba said Zambia had shifted its foreign policy from traditional to Economic diplomacy with a view of attract more economic investments and partnerships for the country.
According to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia Inutu Mwanza, Mwamba said it is the government’s decision to establish the Diaspora policy in order to ensure that no one is left out of the country’s development agenda.