—-Various Stakeholders in Manyinga district have expressed shock at the sudden death of President Michael Sata, who died in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 28, this year.
Manyinga District Commissioner, Queen Manela, who was visibly emotional described the late President Sata as a vibrant and visionary leader who had so much passion for development of Zambia.
Ms Manela said President Sata has left a mark in Manyinga district after declaring it as a district over two years ago.
She added that the people of Manyinga should also remember the President over various developmental projects which had commenced under his profound leadership.
Ms Manela mentioned some of the projects as the establishment of the new Manyinga district centre site, establishment of the district council, construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of various schools in the district among other projects.
Recently, Provincial Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga, visited the district and disclosed that government will commence construction works at the new district centre site with 20 Houses, a civic centre, a district administration office and a police post.
And headman Sanyundu of Sanyundu Village under Senior Chief Sikufele in Manyinga district told ZANIS in an Interview that he is extremely devastated over President Sata’s death.
The headman implored people in Manyinga to mourn and celebrate the developments President Sata has brought to the district.
He cited some developments such as the employment of various professionals as civil servants to work and implement government’s developmental programmes.
Addressing party members, who convened for the funeral of Mr Sata Malaiti Guest House, Manyinga District Patriotic Front Chairperson, Tande Chipawa described the death of President Sata a great loss to the party and the nation at large.
Rev Chipawa implored party members and the people of Manyinga to remain calm in honour of the departed President.
And Father Albert Sakala of St Joseph Catholic Church in Manyinga district described the death of President Sata as untimely and came when the nation needed him for continuity, peace and harmony.
Father Sakala also implored government to continue leading the nation from where President Sata left and to remain united during this devastating period.