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.