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Women must be respected, not used in violence – Chief Nalubamba

WOMEN tend to their fields.

MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka
SENIOR Chief Bright Nalubamba of Namwala district in Southern Province said women should be respected and not be used as tools of violence.
Speaking in an interview recently, the traditional leader called on politicians to realise that women are important partners in national development.
“We must love our women, they work hard to make the country a better place to live in. A woman is a valuable asset in national development because for a country to develop, women are involved. So women must not be killed or involved in any form of violence,” Senior Chief Nalubamba said.
He said Zambia is a signatory to many treaties that protect the rights of women and ensure that gender equality is attained.
Senior Chief Nalubamba said women should not be treated as if they are inferior to men as they are equal partners in the development of the nation.
“The law must take its course on those who perpetrate violence. The repercussions of violence are grave,” he said.
The traditional leader said Zambia is known for being a haven of peace, adding that Zambians need to be peaceful regardless of different political affiliations.
“As traditional leaders, we condemn those who perpetrate violence because such acts can set the country on fire,” he said.
He appealed to traditional leaders across the country to advise politicians against engaging in violence suggesting that a meeting be held with political leaders this month.
“We want politicians to assure the nation that we will have peaceful elections,” he said.
Senior Chief Nalubamba said political leaders must promote peace, love and unity among citizens and avoid bloodshed to get to the presidency.



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