PRESIDENT Sata has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to improving infrastructure in education and other sectors in line with the Patriotic Front (PF) manifesto.
And pupils of Chinsali in Muchinga have urged members of the public regardless of their political affiliation to support President Sata in his quest to develop a better Zambia that is free of corruption, favouritism and other vices.
The president has encouraged youths to work extremely hard in school as their future depends on education.
Mr Sata said this at State House yesterday when he met pupils of Chinsali Day Secondary School.
This is according to a statement released by the President’s special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah.
“The knowledge you are acquiring is what will drive you into a prosperous future. And as Government, our vision is to have a nation full of vibrant and educated people,” Mr Sata said.
During the meeting, the pupils, who were accompanied by Chinsali PF Member of Parliament Mulenga Chiponde and district commissioner Evelyn Kangwa, expressed gratitude to the President for hosting them.
A representative of the pupils, Catherine Kaundula, said President Sata’s doors have been open to everyone, especially ordinary citizens, since he assumed office.
“We see true leadership in this and urge you to continue as doing so keeps you in touch with the realities about your people,” Catherine said.
“We have watched you share moments with freedom fighters, chiefs and other traditional leaders, vulnerable children and sports personalities to name a few.”
She added: “We acknowledge the massive construction going on in the country such as universities, roads, hospitals, stadia and houses.”
“We hear that this is how it was during Dr Kaunda’s time. Keep up with the same spirit and thank you for making our grandpa KK a happy person,” she said.
She appealed to those entrusted with helping President Sata run the country to avoid the attitude of “ukulilapo” (dubious benefits).