Shamenda mourns UPND Copperbelt Provincial trustee Isaac Liyungu

Fackson Shamenda

MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Fackson Shamenda has described United Party for National Development (UPND) Copperbelt Provincial trustee Isaac Liyungu as a selfless person who will be greatly missed.
Mr Liyungu died of kidney failure at the age of 63 in Ndola last Wednesday.
Speaking during the burial at Nkana East cemetery in Kitwe on Sunday, Mr Shamenda said Mr Liyungu cared for ordinary people.
The minister was among hundreds of mourners who paid their last respects to Mr Liyungu
He said Mr Liyungu fought injustice and always encouraged citizens to be honest in all their dealings.
“He was a selfless person… more than a brother to me. He was a loving person who cared for the ordinary person and fought injustices in whatever form,” he said.
Mr Liyungu was the first trade union leader at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) when unionism was introduced at the institution.
Mr Shamenda said Mr Liyungu was passionate about opposition parties working together in the run up to the 2011 tripartite elections, adding that he (Mr Liyungu) was disappointed when UPND and Patriotic Front (PF) failed to forge links.
And UPND publicity secretary Kennedy Kalunga said the party had lost a dedicated and down to earth leader.
“The party has lost a wise leader who inspired members a great deal. Mr Liyungu was a hard working leader and a humble man,” he said.
Mr Liyungu died in Ndola and is survived by a wife Joyce, children and grandchildren.