–Kalabo District Commissioner Masela Chinyama has called on residents of the area to focus on the good works that the late President Michael Sata implemented.
Mrs Chinyama noted that by remembering his works the people would be consoling themselves during the period of national mourning.
And a Book of Condolences in honour of President Sata has been opened at the District Commissioner’s office.
Mrs Chinyama who was speaking yesterday during an interdenominational memorial service to pray for peace during and after the mourning period of the late President at Kalabo’s St Michaels Catholic church, reminded residents on the need to maintain peace and unity as they also remember the good works the President did to uplift the living standards of the vulnerable in the district.
The District Commissioner also emphasized on the need for people to appreciate others whilst they were living unlike doing so when one was no more.
She noted that President Sata embraced everyone from all corners of the country as evidenced by the number of districts created not only in Muchinga province where he hailed from but countrywide with Western province receiving the highest number.
Mrs Chinyama said it could have been good to see President Sata commission the Mongu-Kalabo road which was one of the major projects he embarked on in the district.
The service was attended by scores of residents with a call on political leaders to show spiritual and political maturity during the mourning period.