—Youths in the country have been cautioned against politicians whose aim is to discredit government even on positive national development programmes with intent to assume power.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Chishimba Kambwili, says it is sad that the President of United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema, has engaged in misinforming the nation on issues of development.
Mr Kambwili said this when he paid a courtesy call on Eastern province Permanent Secretary, Chileshe Mulenga, at his office this morning.
He said issues of propaganda have destroyed the nation hence the need for the youths in the country to be wary of such leaders who had no interest of the people at heart.
The sports minister said if Mr Hichilema was a genuine leader, he should have been engaging and advising government in national development.
Mr Kambwili said leaders like Mr Hichilema should leave politics because even in the first place his call was that UPND party can only be led by a Tonga.
He said there was no way he can mislead the nation that government’s intentions were to introduce one local language in Zambia.
The minister said the intention for government to introduce local language in schools to be taught in seven major languages came up when technocrats from the University of Zambia did a research on how performance of children can improve at early stage because that is behind the successes of other countries.
Mr Kambwili said the misinformation going round has prompted him to travel to Eastern province to interact with the youths so that they appreciate government programmes and policies being implemented.
Mr Kambwili is on tour of Chipata, Lundazi, Vubwi and Petauke districts.