Copperbelt Patriotic Front Chairman MCC Nathan Chanda has since welcomed and commended the GPI, which is the world’s leading measure of peacefulness for the universe which ranked 163 independent countries and territories around the world as per their levels of peacefulness and is conducted by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP).
Mr Chanda who is also Mayor for Luanshya has further appealed to all Zambians to never take the peace that has been enjoyed since independence for granted saying peace does not come by accident and has to be constantly worked on and nurtured through concerted efforts.
These genuine rankins are a great compliment to the zambian people and we need to maintain the peace by keeping our ubuntu culture and observing our Zambia’s motto of One Zambia One Nation by been each one’s brothers keeper.
It is indeed commendable when you see how much we Zambians strive to maintain peace in our country. Sadly, this will not go well with those who wishes Zambia bad things just because of their own personal political expediency.
I know we may agree to disagree as a country but lets exercise high levels of tolerance and coexistence to one another as one people, Mr Chanda said.
Zambia has been ranked as the 4th most peaceful country on the African continent and the 44th most peaceful country in the world as contained in the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI).
At a global level, the 2020 GPI has shown that Zambia’s levels of peacefulness have increased by 5 points compared to the previous GPI.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia is ranked as the 4th most peaceful country only behind Mauritius, Botswana, and Ghana.
In addition, the 2020 GPI indicates that the levels of peace in Zambia is ‘High’ which is commendable and shows that Zambia and its leaders in the past and through President Edgar Lungu, have been taking correct actions where peace is concerned.
Global Peace Index that has ranked the 4th most peaceful African country is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.