—Serenje District Commissioner, Charles Mwelwa, has thanked Zambians for the peace they have exhibited during the mourning period of President Micheal Sata.
Mr Mwelwa said this yesterday during the mass worship service held in Serenje at Malcolm Moffat Collage of Education under the theme: “Living with purpose.”
He said he was happy to note that during the mourning period of President sata, which started almost a fortnight ago, Zambians have not engaged in either violence or partisan politics.
He, however, urged Zambians to exhibit the same spirit during the election period and beyond.
“I urge the nation to continue being united like this even during and after the elections. We should always remember that we are Zambians and Christians.” Mr Mwelwa urged.
And Molcolm Moffat Collage of Education Principal, Maxiwell Sikwela, said the collage will remember President Micheal Sata for upgrading the road to the institution to bituminous standard and for giving the collage a diploma status.
Mr Sikwela said the collage started fighting for a diploma status in 2006 but this could only come to fruition when President Sata took over leadership of the country.
Meanwhile, Rev Damson Kunda of Serenje United Church of Zambia (UCZ) said President Sata was a selfless leader who did a lot for the country in the three years of being in power.
Rev Kunda, who also described the late President as a crowd puller both in his life and in death, urged people in the country to pray to God for a leader who will take over from President Sata.
“President Sata’s shoes are too big for anyone to fit in but as Christians, we should be on our knees to ask God to give us a president who will take over from the great leader in Micheal Sata,” Rev Kunda said.
Mr Sata, who died in a London hospital two weeks ago, will be buried in Lusaka tomorrow.