22nd April 2013, allAfrica -
JUSTICE Minister Wynter Kabimba has called on Zambians to unanimously reject people and some institutions championing homosexuality.
Mr Kabimba advised Zambians to be wary and report to law enforcement agencies some people working to 'import' and sponsor homosexuality practices in Zambia.
Speaking in Lusaka on Saturday evening at Pamodzi Hotel during a colourful fundraising dinner organised by the Patriotic Front Lusaka District, he said Zambians should discard homosexuality at all costs.
"As Zambians, we declared that we are a Christian nation and there is no way we can allow this un-Zambian culture. I want to urge all Zambians to rise and denounce this vice.
"Why should someone or institutions want to import this homosexuality and try to influence others to practise it? We can't allow it, I am calling on all citizens to stand firm and reject it," Mr Kabimba said.
He said Zambians should not be influenced to fall prey to homosexual practices because of some international organisations which had pumped in colossal sums of money to sponsor the vice.
He said citizens should be careful with some people receiving finances from external institutions and pumping it in Zambia in a bid to massively influence innocent citizens on a homosexuality recruitment drive.
Meanwhile, Mr Kabimba, who is PF Secretary General, said the ruling party would not be tempted to extort any finances from Government because it wanted to be self-reliant.
He said the party wanted to be autonomous while standing on its fundamental pillars of being transparent by not abusing any Government funds.
"PF as a party will not dip its hands into Government resources. This is why even when I am going for party functions, I don't carry any Government imprest or use my official GRZ vehicle. We want our party to be independent of Government resources," he said.
He said fundraising functions for the PF were vital in raising funds from its many friends unlike some former parties that allegedly abused Government resources to sponsor party functions.
Mr Kabimba said President Sata was a 'hero' of the PF because he had managed to move the party to higher heights, adding that PF was a party for all.
"PF was not formed to make some people get fatter in their offices. This is why President Sata is in a hurry to carry out various developmental projects countrywide to improve people's welfare," he said.
Mr Kabimba said the ruling party had learnt lessons from former party administrations and warned civil servants against continuously frustrating Government's developmental agenda.
He said civil servants who did not want to see Mr Sata's official portrait as Head of State in their offices should relinquish their positions because the President was on course to reconstruct Zambia.
Earlier, fundraising committee chairperson Charles Chimumbwa said the PF started from a humble background and the fundraising events would be ongoing to raise finances for its operations.
PF Lusaka District chairperson Goodson Banda said the fundraising venture was meant to help in procuring transport to assist in reorganising the party and recruiting more members.
People and companies that pledged towards the cause included Mr Kabimba with KR5,000, Local Government Minister Emerine Kabanshi with KR3,000, Lusaka Deputy Mayor Mulenga Sata at KR5,000, a Mr Lombe Bwalya KR20,000 and Avic International Limited with KR5,000.