President Sata opposes one passport for Africa saying it will promote crime

President Michael Sata has said Zambia will not support calls for all African countries to use one passport for Africans to move freely around the continent and to enter other continents.
President Sata said the issue of African countries using one passport will promote crime and other vices on the continent.
He said Africa has the highest rate of crime in the world and using on passport will only make the movement for criminals easy.
He said this today during an Intergenerational Dialogue for Children and Youths Assembly at the United Economic Commission of Africa Headquarters (UNECA) in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Mr. Sata was responding to a proposal by a youth from West Africa to the African Union that the continental body should revisit its proposal for the continent to use one passport.
The President noted that the African Union was a loose alliance while Zambia was a sovereign state that makes its own laws.
“AU has no control over Zambia. Zambia makes its own laws,” he said.