Defence Minister Davies Chama has told the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that “Zambia, like any country in the SADC region, does not develop, manufacture, stockpile, transfer or transport chemical weapons”. He added: “However, the threat of chemical weapons finding themselves on our soil is very real”. Government is therefore taking steps “to ensure there is public awareness of the reality of chemical weapons that could be planted in the country as a result of a terrorist plot”.