A senior Government official says the involvement of leadership at all levels, in the fight against HIV/AIDS is cardinal.
Mansa district commissioner Moddy Chola said with this scenario there is a possibility of attaining significant achievements towards combating the pandemic.
The District Commissioner said since the advent of HIV/AIDS, significant advances in response towards the fight have been achieved through strong anfd committed leadership hence the need for their involvement.
Ms. Chola said this on Friday night when she officiated at this year’s World AIDS Day interfaith candle light memorial service and launch of the ‘Rode to Hope’ a video on Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) at Catholic Cathedral in Mansa.
”Since the begining of the HIV/AIDS epidemic significant advances in the response towards it have been achieved through strong and committed leadership hence there is need for us leaders at all levels to join the crusade agaisnt the pandemic,” said Ms. Chola.
Ms. Chola said leaders in society were distinguished by their action, innovation and set personal examples when confronted by challenges.
She described leaders as not often those found in highest offices but that leadership equally existed at family and communal levels.
The Government Official observed that making leadership the theme of the World AIDS Day which fell yesterday, December 1 would inspire many to fight HIV/AIDS within the range of different groups and networks at local and international levels.