Youths in Zambia should get involved in sports activities instead of engaging in illicit ventures such as excessive beer drinking, says Patriotic Front (PF) Kitwe district youth chairman Kaboba Mukuzo.
Mukuzo said it would benefit the youths more if they engaged themselves in profitable activities.
He was speaking yesterday when he flagged off the Michael Sata Memorial Football tournament at Parklands Secondary School.
The tournament saw Chimwemwe Ward sending warning signals to other areas in the district after walloping Wusakile Ward 3-0.
Mukuzo said the party in the district had decided to come up with a Michael Sata Memorial football tournament which would be held annually as a way of bringing youths together and keeping them away from excessive beer drinking.
“This football tournament is just the beginning of great things to come and I am urging youths in various wards to compete in this tournament,
“The main purpose of coming up with tournament is to allow youths participate in sports activities and stay away from excessive beer drinking,” Mukuzo said.
And Mukuzo has advised youths not to listen to disgruntled politicians who want to gain political mileage over the depreciating Kwacha and the load-shedding in the country.
He said the depreciating of the Zambian Kwacha was not only a challenge to Zambia, but for other currencies like the South African Rand, the Botswana Pula and many others.
On load-shedding, Mukuzo said it was natural and could not be controlled by any human being.
“As youths, do not allow yourselves to be misled or used by politicians who want to gain political mileage out of the unfortunate situations like load-shedding and the depreciation of the Kwacha,
“These things are affecting our neighbours like South Africa and Botswana and many others. Support the PF government. I am telling you that the PF has the ability to take Zambia out its current problems and set the stage for economic recovery,” he said.