Sata was dedicated to development-Mateyo
Lusaka, November 05, ZANIS—Former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo has described the late President Michael Sata as a dedicated leader who promoted national development for the country.
Mr. Mateyo said Zambia has lost a President whose main agenda was to see that poverty was eradicated in the nation.
The former IG was speaking in an interview with the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) this morning on the programme "Zambia Mourns" in Lusaka.
Mr. Mateyo has further stated that the former late Head of State was a man of action and one who was pre-occupied with infrastructure and economic development.
He has since urged the Zambia police to ensure that security was maintained during the mourning period.
He further urged the police to ensure that any one disturbing the peace which Zambia has enjoyed for many years was handled according to the gravity of the offense that particular individual has committed.
Mr. Mateyo said this was not the time of engage in breaching the law but to mourn the late President with dignity.
And speaking at the same fora, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Wilber Simuusa said the late President was his mentor in politics.
Mr. Simuusa said he found himself in politics because of the late President.
He said President Sata will be remembered for many good things he has done for his country.
Mr. Simuusa also noted that the late President was a good teacher in terms of advising his ministers in areas where they could not understand how to handle certain situations which needed his solutions.
He said the late Head of State has also performed well in the agriculture sector which resulted into an unprecedented bumper harvest this year.
Mr. Simuusa said the developmental programmes which were initiated by the late President should be carried on as they are beneficial to the nation.