Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kangaja following the Parade proceedings during the 2015-2016 Pass out Parade in Geoffrey Mukuma Training School or called Sondela in Kafue District
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kangaja following the Parade proceedings during the 2015-2016 Pass out Parade in Geoffrey Mukuma Training School or called Sondela in Kafue District

President Edgar Lungu has directed Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to ensure no violence is recorded whenever elections are taking place. President Lungu has also cautioned youths to stop being used as tools of violence.

The President said this through his Spokesperson, Amos Chanda. President Lungu has also urged youths in the country to reflect and maximize the opportunities that Government has continued to avail to them.

He said Youths are critical to the country’s development and must be given the opportunity to excel and contribute to the economy.

Earlier, President Lungu led Defence Chiefs, Cabinet Ministers, senior government officials, the Diplomatic Corp, in laying wreaths at the Freedom statue in Lusaka.

This is in remembrance of the contribution of young people to political independence in Zambia.

And in his homily, Zambia Army Director Religious and Moral Services, Lieutenant-Colonel Shadreck Mwale challenged the older generations to ensure they nurture the young people to be responsible citizens.

Colonel Mwale said the country has a responsibility to prepare young people for tomorrow’s challenges. He also challenged the youth to use their energy for national development purposes.

And Zambia Air Force -ZAF- Livingstone Chaplain Isaac Chipapala has said that there is a level playing field for youths to excel in Zambia. Reverend Chipapala said that the youths must be innovative and contribute to the well-being of humanity.

He said this when giving a homily during the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph located at the prisons grounds in Livingstone to mark youth day celebrations.

Reverend Chipapala said it is the youths of yesterday that contributed to the well-being of the youths of today.

The Reverend said there can never be a better tomorrow and a prosperous Zambia if the youths of today are not focused and determined.

And Acting Livingstone District Commissioner Harriet Kawina led various government officials in laying wreaths at the prison grounds cenotaph.

The celebrations were attended by scores of youths and political parties including the Patriotic Front, Rainbow Party and the Felix Mutati led MMD while the United Party for National Development stayed away from the event.

Today, young people in the country are commemorating the Youth Day, under the theme Zambian Youth – Generation Unlimited.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Well said let it be put into action, there is no point in fighting whenever there is an election. Please no importation of outsiders .let the people of Roan freely vote for there MP without intimidation. God bless our nation .

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    • This is like giving your beer an alcoholic for safe keeping, The chief violentest to cab violence, my F.oot, Just want went wrong to end up with a know thief EL in state house.

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    • Please if there is violence Mr President Sir, kindly relieve Mr Kampyango of his duties and let someone who has a heart for the people take the office of Home Affairs ministers. Violent and aggressive Police officers, unnecessary traffic road blocks and failure to admit when one has wronged are amongst the short comings of the Ministry of Home Affairs and are intact decampaigning you for 2021.

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    • Edgar was good Home Affairs minister. From Edgar to sink to Kampyongo??? What went wrong, did anyone die?

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    • He said don’t record it. He didn’t say stop it. Please qoute what was said. There could be legal differences.
      Don’t be surprised when election violence will be off the news.
      Just thinking aloud.

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  2. Now UPND have woken from their slumber and realised the importance of video evidence has got Lungu worried.

    Not too many video clips of PF violence like the ones from Sesheke will render Lungu persona engrata in most capitals….

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  3. Where was Lazy Lungu during elections? He was dancing on stage….instead of hosting a press conference.

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  4. Ba Lungu naimwe If you hadn’t spoken through that unlikable crazy little tin pot dictator Amos I could have paid you some attention but now I won’t even believe that you mean what Chanda said. Amos contributes to violence in the nation cos he insults elders like Kambwili, HH in the name of State House

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  5. This is just lip service, not when cadres are given free rein and are untouchable. Cadres now are more powerful than the police

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  6. Trib.al Jay Gay, what else can he say? Have you ever heard him say “trib.al Hh,” blah blah, and yet trib.al Hacks has a propensity for very lazy, , unthoughtout, and pathetic comments. That is trib.als for you!!

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  7. Everyone knows that violence starts only by one man ecl and can be ended by him too…so no need to direct your kampyongo or what ever just pull your socks and get on phone to call your cadres and police fp cadres to behave them selves…it ends there…

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  8. Just tell them that guys people have known that am the one fueling these violences…so game over,then it will be done and also allow the police to discharge their duties freely… not this situation where police are not working according to what they learnt but to what ecl, kampyongo and kanganja want..
    change for the better guys days are numbered..

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  9. This is not enough. The President should publicly give an order to all the police officers to arrest and prosecute anyone perpetrating violence and this order should be properly recorded so that reference is made to it whenever necessary

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  10. His instruction was “to ensure no violence is recorded” Ambiguous, or is it the usual LT reporting?

    And then; “President Lungu has also urged youths in the country to reflect and maximize the opportunities that Government has continued to avail to them”. Which opportunities? Black mountain? There is a lot of hollow talk in regard to the youth. What actual measures or policies are in place to deal with the massive educational, social and economic issues that impact on the youth?

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