Zambia has assumed the chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Safety Council for the month of August.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susan Sikaneta will chair the meetings on behalf of Zambia.
Here’s the second time that Zambia is chairing the Peace and Safety Council, organ of the African Union responsible of peace and security since changing proper into a member of the council three years ago.
And Ms. Sikaneta said one of the fundamental crucial items on the agenda comprise the preparation for the Amnesty Month in the case of silencing the weapons on the continent.
She said this became a crucial programme on myth of there are rather just a few unlawful weapons and hands that are in circulation in Africa.
She added that African heads of States and Governments made up our minds that the month of September dangle to be noticed as a month for surrendering unlawful weapons.
Ms. Sikaneta said Zambia has taken the renounce of weapons severely for the reason that African Union’s Roadmap on Silencing the Weapons became crafted in Zambia in 2016, below the steering of President Edgar Lungu.
Ms. Sikaneta who may perchance well be Zambia’s Permanent Consultant to the AU said the Peace and Safety Council will also capture in thoughts suggestions for the standardization of legislation for owning weapons on the continent.
Here’s contained in an announcement issued to ZNBC Files by Zambia’s First Secretary-Press and Tourism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.