Chakwera makes appeal to silence the guns in Africa

President Lazarus Chakwera has appealed to African Union (AU) and other international organizations to joins hands in silencing guns in Africa in order to win peace, saying the current state of affairs has left many hopeless in their own land.

State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera attends the African Union Peace and Security Council (Virtual) meeting for the Heads of State and Governments
State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera attends the African Union Peace and Security Council (Virtual) meeting for the Heads of State and Governments

He made the remarks at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday when he addressed the media after holding the AU Summit Heads of State and Government Summit which was held virtually.

The 984th AU Heads of State and Government Summit on Peace and Security Council was supposed to be physically held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and but was held virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“The meeting had two main agendas of African leaders discussing on ways of attaining sustainable peace in Africa with a focus on climate change and its effects on peace and security in the continent.

“The second agenda was a follow up on the implementation of the decision on silencing the guns which was made during the 14th extra ordinary summit,” he said.

President Chakwera said that many countries have suffered a lot while multitudes of people have been displaced, leaving women and children more vulnerable in their communities.

He added that AU has been very committed to make sure that countries are able to access and receive Covid-19 immunization in Africa.

“We need to take this immunization in one front internationally because if one country is behind on vaccination other will be equally affected, so we must take it very seriously,” he said.

Speaking earlier Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta who is AU, Peace and Security Council Chairperson said AU member states should consider transferring the fleet from road to rail as a way of defeating climate change.

Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, said climate change has seriously impacted on the African continent and has resulted in the increase in conflicts due to scramble for resources like water, food and arable land.

“The sustainable development is very important to the achievement of African development but unfortunately our countries are sunk in conflicts being it political or just insurgencies like in Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Ethiopia and in my own country DRC and many other countries across Africa.

“We need these to be faced with one front, by the Peace Security Council to address conflicts that have sprouted in the Western Sahara so that we silence the guns in Africa,” he said.

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Mzunguwachabe
Mzunguwachabe
2 months ago

How do you silence the guns of rebels being financed by foreign interests? The west achieved its peace and security by exporting wars to other parts of the world. Africa used to be peaceful until vasco Europeans landed on the coast of Africa, that event led to them having peace in Europe ‘except for the two European wars of 1914 and 1939. They now specialise in causing conflicts abroad.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
2 months ago

The African Union is a failed institution as it has not done anything notable to improve the lives of Africans. The African Union is full of corrupt leaders who think of themselves first and that detracts from the mission and vision for which the institution was created for.

Last edited 2 months ago by Ulemu Banda
Bauleni
Bauleni
2 months ago

Says the same Chakwera that almost caused civil war in Malawi. Calling people to arms, telling them he is ready to spill blood. Called on violent protests and beat up people, killed police officers. This man is one annoying liar, cheat, flop. Concentrate on fixing the economy and your failing promises. Don’t waste our time.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
2 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Chakwera never said any of this. Try to be truthful and unbiased in your commentary.

bandafred9@gmail.com
2 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

That was a political word you stupid and foolish cadet. He means sacrificing his own blood for the betterment of the people. If you cannot manage to analyze a simple phrase like that one then you think you can comment and get heard? Kokolochi

jah
jah
2 months ago

semantics man!!! this can mean a lot of things both you are right. let him fix the economy first then anene za ena

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
2 months ago
Reply to  jah

Semantics to you but ordinary voters who are not educated translated these intents as real war hence bloodshed. That’s why many were injured some killed in the midst of the demonstrations and on the election day. It just needed Chakwera himself to interpret what he meant.

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