By Leah Ngoma
The Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Research Services-GEARS- Initiative Zambia says the decision by Zambia to vote for the condemnation of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine at the recent United Nations Emergency General Assembly is sign of decisive leadership.
GEARS- Initiative Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi is of the view that in a world of increased injustice, bad governance, oppression, political bullies and human rights violations, taking a neutral stance would have been an injustice in itself.
Mr Chipenzi says the stance taken is therefore commendable and must not be regretted.
He says as an independent country which can make its own decisions which in the past have been done against the USA and other super powers, the vote against Russia is not new and demonstrates Zambia’s resolve to make its own independent decisions dependent on its own assessment of the situation.
During the recent UN General Assembly vote, 141 nations among them Zambia, reprimanded Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and demand the immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of forces.