Socialist Party President Dr. Fred M’membe says the establishment of the AFRICOM Office in Lusaka should be part of the agenda of the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union and the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting slated for 14th to 17th July 2022 in Lusaka.
Dr. M’membe says the establishment of the United States Africa Command Office in Lusaka which the new dawn government has authorized is an African Union matter which should concern them hence it should form part of the agenda.
Speaking on the Hot Seat Programme, Dr. M’membe said that when AFRICOM wanted to start forming bases in Africa in 2008, it became a matter of the African Union who intervened to stop Liberia and Botswana from offering their territories for the formation of bases.
He has insisted that the interest of AFRICOM is not to protect Zambia but to protect the economic, security, and military interests of the United States of America adding that he will ensure that the office leaves Zambia when his party forms government.
Meanwhile, Dr. M’membe said the Public Order Act requires total repeal and not a review whose roadmap has been launched by the government and is expected to cost K4 million.