PF Kitwe Riverside Ward Councillor Christopher Kang’ombe has proposed the setting up the Michael Sata Political Leadership and Governance Academy as a way of honoring late President Sata.
Mr Kang’ombe said proposed that the central government with the help of other stakeholders such as the corporate world, countries accredited to Zambia with embassies and many concerned citizens should put some financial resources together and consider establishing the Michael Sata academy for Political Leadership and governance.
“Many have said nice and positive things about the late president and the only way we can honour him is by establishing an academy that will provide leadership training courses in the field of politics and governance,” Mr Kang’ombe said.
Mr Kang’ombe said President Sata’s whole public life was dedicated to providing political leadership from being a ward councillor up the ladder until becoming Republican President and the only way to honour such levels of public service dedication is for stakeholders to establish a Michael Sata Academy for political leadership and Governance.
“Michael Sata represents what most of us want to achieve in our quest to provide political leadership. He represents inspiration and motivation for young leaders to embrace and the only way to honour such a man is to provide an academy within Zambia that will provide tailor made courses in the field of leadership and governance,” he said.
“I am certain that many corporating countries such as China, the United States of America, the Netherlands etc are ready to make contributions in different forms to such a wonderful idea provided those in central government and the party own this concept and approach stakeholders.”
He added, “The people of Zambia deserve good leaders for the years to come and I believe that we as a country need to start preparing young leaders through effective leadership training so that after many years from now we can produce another Michael Sata. It is therefore my sincere hope that stakeholders will buy into the idea of establishing the Michael Sata Academy for political leadership and governance.”
Mr Kang’ombe revealed that he will soon be writing to the PF Secretary Edgar Lungu and Acting President Dr. Guy Scott on the need for both government and the ruling party to buy into this idea and see to it that it is implemented.
“We cannot preserve history without preserving the legacies of the men and women who made that same history. Michael Sata has secured his place in history and we have to honour the role he has played by establishing an academy that will train many more young Zambians into leaders of tomorrow.”