Christmas has come too early for some youths in Lusaka’s Kanyama Township with National Revolution Party (NRP) president Cosmo Mumba donating a block making machine.
Dr Mumba donated the machine to a group of ten youths who had been making blocks using a brick mould as a source of their livelihood.
He said during the donation that his generosity should not be politicised but should be used as an example which other political party leaders should follow.
“I have donated a block making machine to ten youths here in Kanyama who used to make blocks using a brick mould. My gesture should not be politicised, I have decided to give them so that it helps them with their livelihood’’ Dr Mumba said.
He urged the youths to register with a company where they could work and improve their standard of living.
Dr Mumba urged the leaders of all political parties to emulate him and take time off their political duties and help the needy in the communities.
He said all the political leaders had done was to take turns in insulting the president without caring about the welfare of the people.
“I urge all the leaders in other political parties to take time off the demands of their political lives and help the people in the communities, all what some politicians are doing now is to take turns in insulting President Edgar Lungu without even caring about the welfare of Zambians,’’ Dr Mumba said.
He explained that political aspirants should not until they enter office and form government where they can access tax payer’s money but should learn to give with what they have.
Dr Mumba condemned United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s sentiments at the Global Investment Summit in London last Tuesday discouraging investors to come to Zambia.
He said it was unfortunate for Mr Hichilema to go out and paint a bad picture about the Government.
“It was wrong for Mr HH to go out and start saying negative things about the government and the economy to discourage investors from coming to Zambia. As much as the economy might not be performing well, we should appear as united people outside,’’ Dr Mumba said.