SATO Livingstone Communique PDF Print E-mail
 
Southern African Teachers' Organisation (SATO), members  recently met in Livingstone Zambia to elect a new executive to run the affairs of the regional body on education and also to declare their support towards fighting some of the challenges that have affected the southern region in  a widely circulated SATO communique, dated 17 August 2014.
 
Created: 26 August 2014,
 
 
SOUTHERN AFRICAN   TEACHERS’ ORGANISATION (SATO)
CONFERENCE  OF  17 AUGUST 2014- LIVINGSTONE,  ZAMBIA.
 
LIVINGSTONE COMMUNIQUE
 
Having met in Livingstone, Zambia on the 17th of August at its quadrennial conference, SATO,  represented by the following democratic and independent unions,
 
BTU (Botswana)
LAT (Lesotho)
SNAT (Swaziland)
SADTU (South Africa)
TTU (Tanzania)
ZNUT (Zambia)
ZIMTA (Zimbabwe)
 
SATO hereby declares support and condemns the following societal evils and catastrophes,
 
1. EBOLA OUTBREAK
 
1.1 Concerned of the outbreak of the Ebola pandemic in some parts of Africa.
1.2 Worried about the in adequate provisions for halting and arresting the spread of the Ebola disease.
1.3 Touched by the death of more than a thousand citizens of this great continent.
 
SATO supports the declaration of the outbreak as a case of emergency   and further encourages that all countries be put on a state of alertness and preparedness in order to deal with the disease. SATO further supports efforts to quarantine citizens in affected countries to further reduce the spread of the disease.
 
2. PALESTINIAN CASE
 
2.1 Alarmed by the rate of the destruction of life and property in the state of Palestine.
2.2 Disappointed by the indifference of the so the called civilised democracies and champions of human rights on the unprecedented scale of human rights abuse and disrespect for life.
2.3 Disturbed by the killing of women and children and the resultant denial of  the Palestinean children’s right to education SATO,  hereby:-
Condemns the Israel state for its use of aggressive and maximum force on the state of Palestine.
Encourages the immediate cessations of hostilities and observance of peace and existence of two nation states of Palestine and Israel.
 
3. BOKO- HARAM
 
3.1 Pertained by the continued abduction of school girls by Boko Haram.
Confounded by the inability of Nigerian government and indeed other governments of the worlds’ failure to assist in the rescue operations for the girls.
SATO condemns the use of school children as weapons of war and further demands the unconditional release of the Nigerian school girls to the safety of their parents. 
 
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