MIKE MWENDA, Lusaka
THE Gallant Youth in Zambia executive director Henry Mulenga has praised President Lungu for publicly denouncing tribalism and embracing good governance.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Mulenga said political parties aspiring for high office must conduct issue-based politics instead of tribal campaigns.
â€œIt is disappointing that people aspiring for higher offices have invested heavily in character assassination instead of offering solutions to the many economic challenges in our country. In the interest of this great nation, our organisation will not hesitate to de-campaign any political party that continues to perpetuate violence and preach tribalism,â€ he said.
Mr Mulenga urged traditional leaders not to be misled by selfish politicians but to provide good leadership that fosters the spirit of unity in the country.
Mr Mulenga said tribalism and character assassination are a recipe for conflict and a danger to Zambiaâ€™s peace and stability.
â€œI can assure you that no any political leader can govern a divided country and thatâ€™s why we are urging all the politicians to refrain from tribal campaigns as Zambia belongs to everyone,â€ he said.
â€œWe are embarking on massive radical voter registration programme targeting the youths and the women. All we want is to educate them on the importance of exercising their democratic rights,â€ he said.
And the Zambia Jubilee Coalition (ZJC) has hailed government for enacting the new Employment Act number 15 of 2015.
ZJC vice-president Isaac Kibombwe said yesterday that the new law will not only guarantee employees a secure future with a regular pay cheque, but psychological well-being as well.
He said the decision by government will strengthen the Employment Act and must be commended by all well-meaning Zambians.
Mr Kibombwe has challenged opposition leaders engaged in politics aimed at undermining the leadership of President Lungu for once to publicly support governmentâ€™s responsiveness to the needs of the people.
MIKE MWENDA, Lusaka