Various stakeholders have described president Hakainde Hichilema’s address to the nation on values and principles as impressive.
Speaking to ZANIS after the address, United Kingdom Deputy High Commissioner and Development Director ,Sam Waldock said the speech has spoken directly to the people of Zambia.
Mr Waldock said he is particularly impressed that the president touched down on a number of issues that have continued to affect the country such as corruption, drugs and early marriages.
“The president did not just mention them but has also put up measures and interventions to help curb the vices he itemized,” he said.
High Commissioner Waldock said he is happy that the president pronounced that he is re-organizing investigative wings in a bid to effectively fight corruption in the country.
He added that the president also talked about the early marriages and substance abuse whose cases have continued to rise.
And Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Executive Director, Andrew Mwenda said president Hakainde Hichilema’s speech should act as a reminder to all Zambians by embracing values and principles.
Bishop Mwenda noted that the church will continue inculcating morals and values in people through preaching of the word of God but that today’s speech by the president should be a reminder of how important the values and morals are.
“ The president has addressed us and I must say that I’am impressed with his speech. He has tackled almost every concern and provided how government is going to work around the clock to ensure that the concerns are addressed,” he said.
And the Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary, Emmanuel Chikoya who was also impressed with the speech said he was touched when the president called for hard work among citizens.
Bishop Chikoya noted that this calls for all churches in Zambia to be preaching messages of hard work so that people can change and record progress.
“ I know there is a church everywhere even where there is no government office, therefore I’am calling upon all churches to inculcate massages of hard work so that the country can change. Bishop Chikoya stated.