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Emulate President Lungu in peace building, YALI urges opposition

General News Emulate President Lungu in peace building, YALI urges opposition

President Edgar Lungu must be emulated by others in preaching peace, preach non-violence and tolerance ahead of 2021 General Elections, the Young African Leaders Initiative has said.

Speaking during a press briefing held on Sunday at Mika Lodge on the State of Nation address, YALI Legal and Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza said Zambia must be a unitary, peaceful, and stable nation with an empowered young population who are dedicated, resilient, and innovative.

Mr. Mwanza commended the determination by President Lungu to ensure the country remains food secure, to ending load-shedding through increased power generation, to conduct transparent, free and fair elections and to empowerment of youth and women.

“We want to commend Government for what has happened in the last two farming seasons where inputs had been distributed on time and no farmer has complained as regards payment for their produce,” he said

Mr. Mwanza said the energy sector remains a key driver for economic development as the success of all other sectors such as mining, agriculture, commerce etc are dependent on the energy sector.

“May we be among the first to congratulate the President and his Government on this mammoth achievement of getting 750 Megawatts of power into the national grid. Zambians are aware that Zambia had lagged 40-years behind in infrastructure development and do appreciate this developmental agenda to meet the infrastructure deficit,” said Mwanza.

Mr. Mwanza said YALI share the ethos tabulated by President Lungu that 2021 elections must be about peace-building, unity and stability which can only be necessitated through a violent-free, issue-based campaigns and further applauded Government for the half a billion empowerment fund set aside for young people.

“The President has set a tone that even as we are going to differ in terms of opinions and ideologies, no one should lose blood because of this political contestation. So let everyone preach peace,” he said.

While welcoming the partial reopening of bars and night clubs and schools as pillars to sustainable development, Mr. Mwanza reiterated the call for citizens to become responsible with their lives knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic is still around.

29 COMMENTS

    • Iwe Bernadette, how can you have eyes and not SEE. There are even blind people (who deserve the sightedness that you’re wasting) who can SEE change coming. So, continue emulating Lungu as he enters prison next year!!!

  1. Coward at it again…
    chikkala Isaac you live in Lusambo’s province just wait and see what they will do to you if try support the opposition one of these days.
    Isaac go and visit UPND official nursing fire burns, and expect same to happen to you.

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  2. Let all those who love this country emulate Lungu and his commitment. Most importantly, I think its worth recognising this country has developed at a good level. We catching up with 45 years of no development

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  3. Very sad to be praising someone who just watches his cadres and ministers commit crime and stir up tribal wars. I don’t know what planet this YALI lives in. Let them just become Lungu’s spokeman they are doing it more than his own officials including Kaiser.

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  4. YALI has never pointed out a wrong done by the president. An NGO is supposed to be impartial. Yes praise the president when he has done it right. When he misconducts himself bring it out. That’s being objective and professional.

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  5. Spaka Would you rather they looked upto a man who sold the country and enriched himself appearing on the panama papers. This shows why tribalism is bad. Tribalism leads to people supporting someone who is not morally upright over those that are.

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  6. KZ

    Morally upright ?……, was lungu not debarred by LAZ for stealing ?

    Convict hh if he has committed a crime , then we will make up our minds….

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  7. For the first time in Zambia’s history, Cadres are able to walk into central police, beat police officers on duty. people who have shot and killed others are still walking freely and in some cases even rewarded with high positions, I miss Mwanawasa to say the least.

  8. Spaka the main difference being our president owned up to the wrong he did and has learned from his mistakes while some tribal demigod continues to f00l himself that he can do no wrong. Most maniacs tell themselves what they did is not wrong. This is how they continue living life with no consciousness of what they have done. So yes I would rather look up to a man who has changed than a unrehabilitated white collar criminal.

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  9. Spaka the main difference being our president owned up to the wrong he did and has learned from his mistakes while some tribal demigod continues to f00l himself that he can do no wrong. Most maniacs tell themselves what they did is not wrong. This is how they continue living life with no consciousness of what they have done. So yes I would rather look up to a man who has changed than a unrehabilitated whlte collar criminal.

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  10. KZ

    No , lungu is not rehabilitated,
    Mukula , 42/42 , $4 million toll both , enswatini land etc etc

    As for hh , pleas arrest and convict him for those crimes that are in your head so that citizens get a clearer picture of his character

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