Republican Vice-President, Guy Scott has told the BBC that there are no violations in Zambia warranting international intervention.

Republican Vice-President, Guy Scott says that there are no violations in Zambia warranting international intervention.
Dr. Scott says that this is because the country is functional democracy where the rule of law, respect for property rights and a free political space were guaranteed in the constitution.
Speaking to BBC Focus on Africa, Dr. Scott dismissed as noisy, the Zambian opposition who had it a habit to rush to the international community seeking sanctions against the people of Zambia.
He charged that the opposition are trying to create trouble for the government because they have lost support.
This is according to a Press Statement availed to Breeze News by the Zambian High Commission to the United Kingdom.
Dr. Scott also told the BBC that the question of the trial of former president Rupiah Banda was before competent courts of law that would decide the outcome following Parliament’s decision to lift his immunity from prosecution.
Meanwhile Dr. Scott says Zambia is seeking to create opportunities for young Zambians to access affordable mortgages in a bold move designed to reduce the housing deficit in the country.
He says the lack of access to affordable loans for decent homes has led to many young people entering the labour market to live in sub-standard accommodation for which they pay rents perpetually.
Dr. Guy Scott said this when delivering a keynote address at the Oxford University-Africa Society “Pan-African Conference 2013” themed “Towards a 21st Century African Renaissance”, in the United Kingdom.
The Vice-President says the high interest rates banks charged on home loans hindered people’s access to affordable housing.

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