Zambian youth praises Zambian Government at the UN

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Daniel Sichilongo, Zambia’s ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy at round-table meeting themed; “Strengthening Youth Leadership to Create Sustainable and Resilient Societies,” on the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Political Forum at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.
Daniel Sichilongo, Zambia’s ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy at round-table meeting themed; “Strengthening Youth Leadership to Create Sustainable and Resilient Societies,” on the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Political Forum at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.

A Zambian youth activist has paid tribute to the Government of the Republic of Zambia for opening its doors and engaging the Civil Society Orgainisations and youths in the governance of the country.

According to a statement made available to the media by Wallen Simwaka, the First Secretary (Press) Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, Daniel Sichilongo, a social and economic youth activist has told the United Nations (UN) that Zambian Government has always exhibited willingness to partner with the Civil Society Organisations in addressing the economic, social and political challenges facing the country.

Sichilongo who is Zambia ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy said Government does not deem it a crime to engage with the civil society in its interaction on governance issues and the general state of affairs of the country.

Sichilongo said this at a roundtable meeting themed; “Strengthening Youth Leadership to Create Sustainable and Resilient Societies,” on the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Political Forum at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.

The side event was organized by Bangladesh, the Dominican Republic, Denmark, and Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

He said Zambia has been open to partnership with the youths in its endeavor to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly those that are targeting youths and their challenges in all sectors.

He said youths should endeavor to be the solutions to the economic, social and political challenges facing Member States and should therefore break the barriers that work to exclude the youths from fully participating in the governance of their respective countries.

He said there is need for the youths across the globe to build strong partnerships with their governments and the private sector because only then would their participation in the development of their economies be meaningful.

“As young people who want to chase our dreams, we must utilize our energy in engaging in responsible national activities. And coming from Zambia, I must say that our Government has opened its doors to the Civil Society Organisations so that we can engage the leadership on a range of governance issues including social political and economic. Government does not find it a crime to engage with the youth orgainisations and last week, I was even privileged to have a discussion with the Minister of Finance, Mrs Margarette Mwanakatwe on how we could find a solution to get out of our debt trap,” Sichilongo said.

Sichilongo said he was in New York representing the voice of the youth particularly those in rural communities on the UN clarion of leaving no one behind.

Daniel Sichilongo, Zambia’s ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy at round-table meeting themed; “Strengthening Youth Leadership to Create Sustainable and Resilient Societies,” on the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Political Forum at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.
Daniel Sichilongo, Zambia’s ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy at round-table meeting themed; “Strengthening Youth Leadership to Create Sustainable and Resilient Societies,” on the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Political Forum at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.
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    • Total lies this boy was speaking …I suppose that is why it is news that a youth spoke favourably of Zambias governance space

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    • These are boys who has been given shopping money and is excited in NYC, hasn’t he met the countless unemployed youth from his former university CBU on the street or been to the Public schools that have not received funding since January …the give this small boy a speech to read and then publish it as his own words. What’s ACTIONAID saying about this …in fact when you look at this excited kids Facebook page (Daniel Zj Sichilongo) in NYC its says he is a member of Green Party.

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    • Chi Gay Gay is correct ..The chap is a friend on Facebook and all he writes is Green Green without talking about Government willingness to partner with the Civil Society Organisations in addressing the economic, social and political challenges facing the country or the programme as being suported by ActionAid Zambia.Instead you will have an impression like Green party supported the programme.He is busy taking selfies with a zambian scarf whilst shouting Green Green and some people thinks Gay Gay is being jealous here.By the way Gay Gay what is your user ID for Facebook?

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    • Hatribes ha Jealous Hagain! See comments (#2.1) I hope the boy read the letter on a University Letterhead from a Zambian Professor based in South Africa to the UN complaining about our President. Prof. Hanseni is from “Namwala!”

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  1. Patriotic youth! He’s not like other leaders in opposition who are fond of bad mouthing their own country on foreign soil. Big up to the young man and I can see the bright future ahead of you.

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    • You dont even know what that would means…its like the PF they are called “Patriotic Front” yet they are auctioning the country to the Chinks.

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  2. How is this news…well according statement made available to the media by Wallen Simwaka, the First Secretary…probably another bootlicker (former Times Reporter) in the embassy looking for recognition from his masters.

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    • Just go to the boys Daniel Zj Sichilongo facebook page …he is more excited about the lights and shopping in NYC than this nonsense he was reading …

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    • Follow bloggers i have just discovered this boy Jay Jay, such hopeless clown is ever asking for cigarette and rwanding beer at the malls/pubs.
      Mind you wallet the twit is very fast at snatching.
      more information coming ……

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    • We kindly wish to award @jay jay and @The Observer another joint honorary Phd (pull him down) from Dundu University in the school of Tribalism and character assasination. congratulations on your hard work, you are really working hard to drag this country back to the level of Dundu. kindly ensure that the outside world dosnt see or hear anything positive about this country. you are really our ambasodors from hell and bad luck

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    • The outside world knows more about Zambia than you who is dancing after being given chibuku…mind you they suppliment your budget as you are too lazy to do it yourselves as I am posting Lazy Lungu is being escorted to Eastern Province for a weekend working visit …dancing in Chipata where his wife was last week.

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    • “Sichilongo who is Zambia ActionAid Youth Leadership Programme Envoy said Government does not deem it a crime to engage with the civil society in its interaction on governance issues and the general state of affairs of the country.”
      Do you believe this rubbish…just recently there was a protest by NGOs about 42X42 Firetrucks they were arrested and dragged to court only to be acquitted….this boy is simply too wet behind his ears to understand any issues….enjoy your shopping and try not to wear all accessories on your suit jacket…keep it simple silly!!

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  3. I quote: A Zambian youth activist has paid tribute to the Government of the Republic of Zambia for opening its doors and engaging the Civil Society Orgainisations and youths in the governance of the country.

    Can someone tell me , just how is Zambia a dictatorship when it is all inclusive in the governance of the country? The opposition are seeing an inverted image of Zambia because of bitterness. Bitterness is deadly and breeds subjectivity. This is what the opposition today is suffering from.

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    • What this young man has done is the exact opposite of what HH does. The international community at the UN must be comparing notes and wondering what kind of “patriot” HH is.

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  4. I am sure amnesty international will have something to say about this , having cited Zambia for the first time in our history…

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  5. Daniel, for speaking your mind, you will be labelled a PF cadre!! In our Zambia today, when you tell lies, you are the voice of dissent, tell the truth, you are a PF cadre!!

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    • No , for speaking of PF cader violence and pf corruption you are labeled UPND or unpatriotic

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    • The boy’s facebook page clearly states he is the General Secretary of Green Party… I wonder what ACTIONAID will make of this if they are sponsoring this trip or program!!

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  6. This so sick and and so predictably Zambian – ” Zambian youth praises Zambian Government at the UN”.

    Why is it supposed to be about praising or condemning? Why is it not about a Zambian youth having been given forum to speak at the UN or a Zambian youth sharing his views about governance in Zambia at the world body?

    It is so moronic to think this nation will develop by politicising everything. All is politics and loyalty to power. Speak your mind, and if your views are seen to be negative by any political player then all hell breaks loose and the cadres are set on you. Sing praises then you are in good books of those your favourable views are taken to praise. Typical traditional African – we need to choose between tradition and modernity.

    The countries we admire so much made…

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    • HaJealousy Hagain! Dept of Hanegatives wing of the Tribal Grouping, unhappy Hagain for anything positive about Zambia!

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  7. He is free to speak his mind. Does it have to take a state of emergency before we can appreciate what we had?

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  8. Jay Jay my man u are a knowledgeable person with a good command of the Queens language!

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  9. Join the queue sichilongo there is already canisius Banda, lifwekelo, Cosmo etc etc in front of you.

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  10. He was paid to go and say that. I am here in Zambia, having worked diligently for the UN, my former colleagues in Zambia Police and 12 lawyers and their relatives in the judiciary. All mobbed me to bully me to extortionist suits and refuse to account for their pillaging me; just because they are envious of my having worked for the UN. Just because I am female. The state has illegally withheld my pension and all other benefits I worked hard for in my policing career, and they don’t react to any report of violence against me and my children. They stole from me like imbeciles and malfeasance every time they meet me at the courts is so wicked from their demeanor. They even used a foreigner to extort my Diplomat Car and they keep on using illiterate persons to criminally trespass on my…

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    • No wonder you were fired,so bitter,if you where not wrong take them to court.you must have been a diolomat.kolonganika amano and move on.

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    • I don’t think so @13. You are being unfair to the young man. By the way, you didn’t finish your post, so we are left to speculate about what your last sentence should have been. Did you want to say “…they keep on using illiterate persons to criminally trespass on my private person?” If this is so, I think that you are being very diplomatic like the diplomat you are, otherwise it is called rape.

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  11. I don’t think so @13. You are being unfair to the young man. By the way, you didn’t finish your post and so we are left to speculate as to what your last sentence should have been. Did you mean to say “…they keep on using illiterate persons to criminally trespass on my private person?” If this is so, you are being very diplomatic like the diplomat you are, otherwise it is called rape.

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