Kabushi parliamentary Constituency 2016 aspiring Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has called for the promotion of arts among the youths in order to reduce the high levels of unemployment.
Mr Lusambo said the arts especially music has the greatest potential to reverse youth unemployment if properly harnessed.
He was speaking last evening when he officiated at the Bowman Lusambo Inter-denominational Choir Festival held at United Church of Zambia Kabushi congregation.
The festival attracted 32 Choir and praise teams drawn from several churches in Kabushi constituency.
‘We are here to sing and praise His name, for he is the one who strengthens us. My team decided to organise his event as a way of bringing the community together and identifying talent because we believe Kabushi has a lot of talented musicians,’ he said.
Mr Lusambo also announced that he will again sponsor the festival in 2016 and offer a 32 seater as grand prize.
Hosanna Voice of Praise emerged winners in the Praise and Worship category followed by Light of Jesus with Lubuto Praise team coming out third.
Great Sinai Choir won first prize in the Choir category with of Exodus in second and Masala Kakumba Choir were in third place.
The winners got cash prizes ranging from K 6,000, K 4500 and K 2,750.