THE Patriotic Front (PF) youths in Kitwe have urged youths in the district not to listen to the’’ lies’’ of opposition leaders, but support the leadership of President Edgar Lungu because it has the ability to heal the country from its economic challenges.
District youth chairman Kaboba Mukuzo said youths should not listen to the lies of some opposition leaders claiming to have the solution to the economic challenges the country was facing, but should continue supporting the PF under President Lungu.
He was speaking at the weekend when the PF youths in the district kicked off a sensitization campaign for youths to register as voters for the 2016 elections.
He said the PF youths had started the initiative from Buchi Hall and Kawama and would later move to Kamakonde and Mugala areas, adding that a Kitwe businessman Alex Chitema was helping to ensure that they reached as many youths in Nkana constituency.
“We have started our initiative here in Buchi ward but we will move to other areas later. As we start this programme, my message to fellow youths is that they should go and register as voters so that they vote in the 2016 elections.
‘’It is through voting that they would make the decision of how they would want the country to be governed. While they are at liberty to vote for any political party, I am urging them to vote for PF because it has the ability to emancipate the country from the current economic challenges. We should not make a mistake of listening to the lies of the opposition,” Mr Mukuzo said.
Mr Mukuzo was in the company of district vice youth chairman Moses Musonda, district youth treasurer Dick Musuka, district vice youth treasurer Elias Mwembo and Nkana constituency youth treasurer Leonard Chataba.
Asked whether the sensitization programme was part of the campaign, Mr Mukuzo said the exercise was also part of an exercise to test the ground in terms of the PF popularity.
“This sensitization programme is also a campaign and is being used to test the ground and to learn the challenges people are facing.
This programme or initiative is also being supported by a Kitwe businessman Alex Chitema who owns Nsomia night club. We are grateful to him,” he said.