Moomba councillor pays tribute to Sata

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—Moomba ward councillor in Kazungula district, Davidson Sikasibi, has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the First Lady Christine Kaseba, the first family, the Patriotic Front party and the entire nation on the passing on of the Republican President Michael Sata.


Mr Sikasibi said Mr. Sata’s death came as a shock to him especially that the country was just from celebrating its 50 years Independence anniversary.


He said the President will be greatly missed and remembered for the vision he had to develop the country into a greater height especially on road infrastructure citing the Link Zambia and Pave Zambia   8, 000 and 2, 000 respectively.


Mr Sikasibi said this in a telephone interview with ZANIS this afternoon.


He called for well-meaning Zambians to maintain the peace the country has had enjoyed for a long time during this mourning period and give the late President a befitting funeral.


The President, who died last week on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at a London hospital, will be put to rest next Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the Presidential burial site, Embassy Park in Lusaka.


Meanwhile, Mr Sikasibi has called on government to quicken up the process of paying farmers who supplied their maize to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).


Mr Sikasibi disclosed that so far, only few farmers who do not add up to 20 from his ward have been paid by the FRA despite more than 5, 000 bags of maize being sold off to the agency.


He complained that farmers have no money to purchase the farming inputs for 2014/15 farming season, adding that government should look into the mode of payments so that all the farmers who sold their maize to the FRA are cleared on time.