UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has written to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres complaining about the conduct of his representative to Zambia, Janet Rogan.
After accusing Rogan of having worked with the ruling PF to rig the 2016 elections, Hichilema wrote a letter to the UN office in Zambia requesting to have a meeting with her but she denied the request saying she had prior engagements.
And in a letter dated April 15, 2018, addressed to the UN Secretary General, Hichilema described Rogan’s conduct as “incompatible” with the UN’s guiding principles.
“We write to register our remonstration about the conduct of Ms. Janet Rogan, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia, whose conduct has become incompatible with the spirit of the United Nations (UN). Deeply respecting the principles and values of the UN, a multilateral organisation of high credibility and repute, we are utterly disappointed that an officer of such an organisation can exude inconsistencies and utter indifference to its value,” HH’s letter read in part.
Hichilema stated that the image of the UN should not be adulterated by what he termed as the “retrogressive and divisive” behavior of Rogan.
“Since its birth as an independent and sovereign state, Zambia has been a proud member of the UN and as members of the United Party for National Development (UPND), we believe that the image of the UN for which it is esteemed, should not be adulterated by the retrogressive and divisive comportment of the Coordinator. Attached herewith for your kind attention please find a list of our concerns. Accept your Excellency, assurances of my highest consideration,” concluded HH’s letter.