–Sinda District Commissioner, Janet Mvula, has described the late President Michael Sata as person who fought battles for the under privileged in society.
Ms Mvula stated that the late President loved the poor especially the vulnerable and the aged as evidenced by the scaling up of the Social Cash Transfer through the department of Social Welfare to remote areas across the country like Sinda.
She was speaking during the memorial service in honour of the late President at Chassa Secondary School Church in Sinda district.
The DC further said the late President was a brilliant charismatic leader who was action-oriented and will be greatly missed.
She further said Mr Sata wanted development to reach all parts of the country as evidenced by creation of Sinda district with intent for the area to benefit from infrastructural development undertaken in the country.
And Chassa Parish Priest, Fr Charles Phiri, likened the late President to a prophet who came to redeem his people from the bondage of poverty.
Fr Phiri noted that the President promised to rule by the Ten Commandments which made him to be determined and have a vision for the country.
He has since appealed to the nation to put aside politics during the mourning period and mourn the late President with dignity.
And Chief M’bang’ombe of the Chewa people appealed to politicians to emulate the late President who spent most of his time in opposition but soldiered on to live his dreams of helping the poor and shaping the country in a better way.
The chief stated that President Sata was a humble man and loved the country that he never wanted to fight for power and waited for his appointed time to serve in government to bring development to all parts of the country.
Chief M’bang’ombe said the short time President ata ruled the country, his legacy will be remembered for the years to come and has appealed to the clergy in the country to pray for the nation during this trying moment and beyond for peace and unity to prevail.