By NATION REPORTER
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has surprised a budding artist who has drawn a detailed portrait of President Lungu by calling her on the phone.
President Lungu encouraged Mercy Gondwe to pursue her artistic passions.
He called the twenty year-old artist, from Chimwemwe in Kitwe. President Lungu offered to buy some of the works that Mercy Gondwe has done.President Lungu also encouraged Mercy to continue with her passion and talent and said government was keen to promote all forms of arts in the country.
Meanwhile Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Joseph Malanji has donated an undisclosed amount to Mercy.
He requested Mercy to pick the money from his accountant in Kitwe.
Mercy had drawn a detailed portrait of President Lungu.
This is contained in a statement released to the Daily Nation by the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.