THE Motion to suspend the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) motion moved by ruling Chembe Member of Parliament, Dr. Sebastian Kopulande has failed in Parliament as government has dealt with the matter.
Last week, Vice President, Hon. Inonge Wina announced in Parliament that Government had taken the concerns of stakeholders on CSE and had suspended the programme until a multi-sectoral technical working group reviewed the curriculum and text books to be used.
When the matter came to Parliament on Thursday afternoon , Government Ministers and other MPs stated that Hon. Wina had guided on the matter and the motion was overtaken by events.
Minister of Education, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, said the CSE programme has been formulated since 2013 and the curriculum will continue to be improved to ensure that it was age appropriate and recognized cultural sensitivities.
He welcomed the action by the Vice President to set up a multi-sectoral committee to review the curriculum and ensure that all concerns were attended to.
Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Dr. Martin Malama urged government to attend to the concerns raised by stakeholders.
He also welcomed the initiative by the Vice President to review the process and attend to the concerns.
And Minister of Justice Given Lubinda said the PF party was democratic and has allowed members to critique government policies.
And Hon Sumaili said Zambia remains a Christian nation and will not allow programmes that would derail its values.
She said the motion ny Dr. Kopulande was overtaken by events as the Vice President had guided on the process to be undertaken to ensure that CSE complied with the national values that the country upholds.
Hon Wina announced last week that a multi-sectoral committee will be set up to respond to concerns of CSE.
She also announced that the process will be undertaken and supervised by the Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Hon. Godfridah Sumaili.
Chembe Member of Parliament, Dr. Sebastian Kopulande, had moved a Private Member’s motion urging Government to suspend the teaching and implementation of CSE in schools countrywide until adequate consultation and harmful elements of the CSE were removed.
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