NANCY MWAPE, Livingstone
VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has urged youths not be lured by unpatriotic people who may dangle money for them to engage in wicked acts of disturbing peace by burning public and private property.
Mrs Wina said it is only through love that Zambia can enjoy peace and see development.
“Zambia is a Christian nation and there is need to ensure that peace prevails. It’s up to all of us to ensure that peace starts from our homes, it’s taught in schools and becomes a daily lesson for our party cadres.
Without peace, this country will not see the development that we wish it to achieve,” she said.
Mrs Wina was speaking upon arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport yesterday in Livingstone where she is scheduled to officially open the Local Government Association of Zambia conference today.
She said during the past few weeks, the country has witnessed destruction of public and private property mostly through fires.
Mrs Wina said Government has been informed that these atrocious acts are being perpetrated by unknown people, and warned that police will soon arrest those involved.
“And whoever they are, these must be people who are on bondage of the evil power of hate, people separated from God by hate, people who have unclean hearts. We can prevail over them to stop these evil acts because some of these people are our relations and children,” she said.
Earlier, Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale assured Mrs Wina that the province will record a maize bumper harvest following the good rains it experienced.
Dr Hamukale, however, noted that due to the heavy rains experienced in some parts of the province, a number of bridges, roads and houses have been destroyed.
“At the same time, the province has had a number of man-made disasters in the form of arson, people burning property, but the good news is that our members in PF have not participated in these acts and were helping in putting out these fires,” he said.