The foreigners are allegedly harassing villagers in the border area, Parliament heard yesterday.
Chairperson of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Ronnie Shikapwasha said this yesterday when he presented a motion for adoption by the House.
Lt Gen Shikapwasha called on Government to enhance border patrols in the affected area and protect Zambian citizens from harassment by the suspected foreign military.
He said security patrols were hampered by poor marine and land transport due to inadequate funding and personnel.
“Due to the prevailing situation on the border with DRC in Kaputa, your committee Mr Speaker calls on Government to find a lasting solution to this border issue and ensure that our people and land are protected from foreign occupation,” he said.
The committee appealed to the Government to support various resolutions by continental bodies such as the Southern African Development Community and African Union to restore peace to war-torn
countries such as the DRC, South and North Sudan, Somalia and Mali.
Furthermore, the committee appealed to the Government to back various interventions by the United Nations and the Arab League in restoring constitutional order to trouble-torn Syria.
Parliament also heard that Eastern Province led in the number of early marriage cases in 2011 and last year.
Local Government and Housing Minister, Emerine Kabanshi informed the House that the Government was taking various measures to address early marriages around the country.
The House heard that the main trigger of early marriages was poverty in some households which opted to marry off their daughters to earn an income.
She was responding to a question by Lupososhi Patriotic Front MP Chungu Bwalya who wanted to know which province recorded the highest cases of early marriages in the period under review.
Times of Zambia