PF secretary general Davies Mwila says party members must dedicate seven days to community service in remembrance of late president Michael Sata during this month of October.

In a statement issued by PF media director Sunday Chanda today, Mwila said the month of October was very important to the PF because it allowed them to reflect and celebrate a lot of things including Sata’s life.

“October 18 is the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation which allows us as reflect on our collective Journey of faith as a Christian nation. Then October 24 is our national day, a day that we celebrate our independence and a significant day to all today as well honour our pay tribute to our fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. October 28 is another important date to mark on our calendars because on this day, our founding father as a party, the Patriarch President Michael Sata left this earth for a better place in line with his faith,” Mwila said.

“Three years after he departed from our midst, together with Zambians from all walks of life, we shall reflect on the values he had embraced, his great contributions to a people and country he loved so much, including the genuine voice he was for the poor and downtrodden. For us in the PF, Michael Sata is our own Che Guevara, our own Mandela, our icon.”

Mwila has since asked all party structures across the country to dedicate at least seven days before October 28, 2017 and engage in community service and to extend love and compassion to the needy in society in remembrance of late President Sata.

“On behalf of the President of the Patriotic Front and Republican President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the entire Central Committee, I am asking all party structures to spare at least 30 minutes from 21st October to 28th October 2017 to give back to the community. Clean a hospital ward, a market or a public institution in your area or go an orphanage or home for the aged, spend some time with them or meet their material need, no matter how small, it is the thought that counts. We invite other stakeholders to do the same during this week. Let us have a week dedicated to one of Zambia’s greatest sons, Michael Chilufya Sata,” said Chanda.