|President Edgar Lungu|
President Edgar Lungu has challenged university and college students in the country not to be used by people wanting to make political mileage.
President made the challenge yesterday when he addressed a youth rally at Freedom Park grounds in Kitwe.
President Lungu advised the students as technocrats to use their knowledge to champion the development of the country.
“Let me challenge our university and college students not to allow people wanting to make political names to use you for their benefits, you are our technocrats, use your expertise for the development of this country, don’t entertain those that are coming to entice you at night,” he said.
The President further advised youths in the country that are not in formal employment to take advantage of the informal sector and help grow the economy.
“Not all of you are in the formal sector, so those of you that are not should take advantage of the informal sector and take up businesses like chicken rearing, brick making and others,” he said.
And Information and Broadcasting Minister Chishimba Kambwili explained that the load shedding that the country was facing was because of natural occurrence.
Mr Kambwili said there is no way any one can blame the load shedding on President Lungu because it was a problem that most countries in the region were facing.
“How can you blame load shedding on President Edgar Lungu? Last rain season we did not have enough rains, Zimbabwe has the same power deficit, and South Africa has the same power deficit so why would you listen to someone blaming the President for a natural occurrence?” he asked.
The President is expected to hold other rallies in other districts in the province.