President Edgar Lungu’s spokesperson Amos Chanda says no formal recognition honour was accorded to any youth this year on Youth Day. But University of Zambia lecturer and political commentator Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa has rubbished Chanda’s claim, saying Chanda represents “what happens when all sense of shame is lost in pursuit of personal gain”. Responding to public criticism about the government’s decision to honour Youngson Kalobo, the infamous former leader of a Copperbelt gang of black market copper traders popularly known as jerabos who died in 2015 aged 37, Chanda said that the State did no such thing. “The formal Honours’ List is under the Presidency, headed by Her Honour the Vice-President and this year, no special recognition was given to…...

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