BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
Government has announced that Zambia will remain a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC)as decided by Zambians during the consultation process that undertaken in 30 districts in April this year.
Justice Minister Given Lubinda told Parliament this morning in a ministerial statement that over 91 percent of the 3,489 submissions made in the 30 districts across the country wanted Zambia to remain a member of the ICC.
Mr. Lubinda said stakeholders in their submissions noted that Zambia needs to make its own decision as a sovereign state and not be forced by other countries.
The Justice Minister said government will inform the African Union Heads of State Summit on its outcome when the matter comes up at the Summit slated for next month in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.