By MOSES SINJWALA
THE address by President Edgar Lungu in Parliament was impressive and should be applauded by every Zambian, Chief Luchembe of Mpika has said.
The Chief said the President had brought out many cardinal issues on how government was going to attain the goals the state had set.
He was happy that President Lungu touched on issues of early marriages and teenage pregnancies which the nation had for a long time been grappling with. The chief said any well-meaning person should applaud the president for having touched on these issues.
He was also happy that people with disabilities had been considered in the teachers’ recruitment drive saying, “this is indeed answered what he has been advocating for of leaving no-one behind.”
Chief Luchembe said the president deserved a pat on the back for his well-articulated address to the nation and appeal to the Zambia’s to remain loyal to the country. He however, advised Zambians to stop talking ill of the country whenever they were in foreign lands.
He said it was sad that some people had resorted to talking ill of Zambia while outside the country.
“It is very sickening and sad when you hear people talking outside the country, instead of being loyal they say all sorts of bad things. You don’t wash your dirty line in public,” he said.
He urged opposition party leaders to refrain from tarnishing the image of the country whenever they were abroad when those same issues could addressed locally.
And Chief Chanje of the Chewa speaking people has also commended President Lungu for his speech which he stated had given Zambians hope for progress.
He said if the members of Parliament worked in the manner the President had indicated, then Zambia would surely be on the road to greater development. Chief Chanje said he was happy that the President’s address had given insights into what the Head of State wanted for the people of Zambia.