The National Initiative for Citizens Awareness (NICA) has mobilised 300 youths from various communities to carry out a cleaning activity at the Old Leopards Hill Cemetery.

NICA President Kelvin Sampa says in a statement to ZANIS that his organisation has mobilised the youths mainly from the ruling MMD for the activity which will start at 09: 00 hours, Sunday.

Mr Sampa said the activity is in accordance with President Rupiah Banda’s challenge, in his 2009 Youth Day Celebrations speech, for youths to be innovative.

He said it is for this reason that his organisation has come to realise that youths should take a leading role and show the nation that they could come together for national development.

THE NICA president said his organisation is spearheading the project with the support from Chines Associations based in Zambia.

The project is the first of its kind in the country. Many a cemetery in the country remain unkempt and with over grown grass as often times the bereaved families rarely find time to tend cemeteries of their deceased loved ones.

Mr Sampa expressed his hope that his organisation’s initiative would enable other groups and organisations to emulate.
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  1. Is it an MMD cleaning up exercise or a youth cleaning up exercise? i thought such things shouhd be beyond political lines.

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    • I think it is good that is happening but would not personally call that innovation more of ingratiating and job seeking. But good idea as long as they maintain doing that for years or else stop wasting precious time to innovate on issues of substance

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  2. Well done MMD youths. Thats the spirit. Show these UPND/PF how it`s done. Hope that ingo`mbe ilede was not looking for a job from my president. We the MMD youth`s say away with him.

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  3. grave yard
    OMG
    en u call it development
    produce more food
    shelter
    en healthy facilities first

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    • Can you not even appreciate this small development? If this initiative is successful, it may then spread to other areas. At least the project has youth spending time doing something constructive rather than engaging in petty protests outside the High Court or and languishing idly on the streets. Seriously, Zambians – I believe that as long as you keep expecting and seeing negative in everything the government does, that is exactly what will you will always experience, even when it does something for your benefit. Every person – be it a child, spouse, or employee, is inspired to do better when they are encouraged and appreciated for what they do.

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    • are you thinking or sinking
      development ku grave
      wat has happened to priorities
      fink my bro fthink
      dont just tok tok any toking

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  4. This is a good example of ” Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country” !! These moves are very welcome. Even Citizens have obligations and not just expectations!! Good move

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  5. Not bad , though they should have started with the many filthy markets in the city that pose a real health hazards than the solitary cemetery

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    • Ba Wiseman, the many filthy markets remain an eyesore and a health hazard because of the mentality of the public at large in this avenue..The general public has an I dont care altitude whereby they throw trash and dirty anywhere guiltlessly.., this will take ages to be rectified.
      I beg to differ over the cemetery.
      The cemetery need frequent attention too. You will never realise how difficult it is to locate your long departed loved ones even if you have planted a tombstone. This respectable place needs a touchup every now and then. Gday to you again.

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    • I guess you have a valid point there cutey , though my view was whom would you save first a baby or an aging person if both are in serious need of help. certainly they both need help , but where would you look first.
      Thanks g/day too

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    • Ba wiseman,
      Good response, and Iam challenged with your posting. But this baby seems to never grow up and maybe will never grow up. All hope is lost.The mentality of this baby in this issue (the public) will always consist of filthy habits making the markets a high health hazard, no wonder Cholera is the order of the day especially during rainy season.
      The departed are gone, but let us remember them every now and then.

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  6. I hope these chaps will not be exuming dead bodies and stealing suits and shoes for of the deceased one can never trust these youths..

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