Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP has urged Members of Parliament to interrogate the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policy from an oversight perspective and appreciate its contents in relation to the process of its development and the culmination into its implementation.

Speaking during the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Comprehensive Sexuality Education held on Monday, 12th September 2020, Speaker Matibini, commended Honourable Members of Parliament for engaging in contemporary matters affecting the welfare of their constituents.

He further said that as representatives, it is important that Parliamentarians interrogate the framework through the lens of the health and educational needs of the communities they represent in relation to the socio-economic and cultural dynamics at play in the context of Zambia.

Dr Matibini implored the Parliamentarians to attach their utmost objectivity in analysing the different aspects of CSE in order to provide leadership in the continued public debate on CSE.

Speaking at the same event, Clerk of the National Assembly of Zambia, Mrs Cecilia N Mbewe, stated that the meeting was aimed at highlighting the existing regulatory and legislative framework of CSE in Zambia and to share information on its content and implementation with selected Parliamentarians and some staff of the National Assembly.

Mrs Mbewe acknowledged the support received from the SADC Parliamentary Forum under the SRHR, HIV/AIDS and Governance Project, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Ministries of Education and Health, for providing technical and financial support to the initiative.

At the end of the meeting, the Parliamentarians approved a communiqué.

Follow the link below for the communiqué.