Statement On The Expanding Democratic Space In Zambis

January 14, 2020

 

Zambian DNA has noted that Zambia is one of the few democratic countries in Africa where citizens enjoy their fundamental human rights.

Indeed, the democratic space has continued to expand given the citizens’ freedom to express their views freely on critical governance issues.

Zambians also enjoy freedom of expression and the media, freedom of assembly and association without interference from the law enforcement agencies.

It’s regrettable that some citizens have the tendency to abuse freedom of expression and the media by persistently attacking the character of President Edgar Lungu and other Government officials.

We are surprised that those who are abusing the freedom of expression and the media are the ones purporting that the democratic space in the country is shrinking when in fact not.

All in all, the country under the able leadership of President Lungu, who is a champion of democracy, has witnessed unprecedented level of growth of the democratic space where citizens fully enjoy their fundamental human rights.

Issued by:

ZAMBIAN DNA SPOKES PERSON

SPUKI MULEMWA