Sinazongwe District Commissioner (DC) Mungoni Simulilika has appealed to government officers to avoid giving statement that would divide the nation during the crisis that the country was undergoing as result of President Levy Mwanawasa’s death.
Addressing government heads of departments in Sinazongwe at the Council Chamber today Mr. Simulilika said the death of Dr Mwanawasa was a strange thing to the country and it would be a learning process during the mourning period in line with the constitution.
Mr. Simulilika said Dr. Mwanawasa was a hero in Africa as he has left a good legacy in democracy, human rights, and economy.
He said Zambia was highly rated in the world because of the late President’s good leadership that even attracted donor confidence.
“This is a strange thing to the country we shall be learning from each other during this mourning period as losing a head of state is not a simple thing,” Mr. Simulilika said.
He urged the district to remain united and focused.
The DC also conveyed a message of condolence to the first family and prayed for divine intervention in the nation.
Mr. Simulilika said there should be no visible change in government operation to avoid losing the donor confidence since the President has left a vision that should be followed in running the country.
“It is nice that what ever he did was not for himself but for all Zambians and has left the vision 2030 that is there for everyone to follow,” Mr. Simulilika said.