PATRIOTIC Front secretary general Davies Mwila has urged youths to take advantage of the various empowerment programs and business opportunities which PF has put in place because it’s impossible for government to employ everyone.
Mwila was speaking when he attended a church service at the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) St Peter’s congregation in Kalinganga, Sunday.
Mwila also urged youths to use their time and energy to do productive things that would add value to their lives and their communities.
“I would like to urge our youths to use their time and energy to do productive things. Things that add value to their lives and their communities. Youths should never be used as tools of violence, insults and negativity. Youths must guide against bad and dangerous habits that may endanger their lives and jeopardize their future. Youths should always remember that ‘imiti ikula, empanga’ hence they must work hard to lay a solid foundation for their future,” Mwila said.
“There are a number of youths in the churches and in our communities in particular here in Kalingalinga who are struggling to find jobs or employment opportunities. I want to encourage you not to despair. We all know that it’s not possible for government to employ everyone. However, I want to urge our young people to take advantage of the various empowerment programs and business opportunities that the PF government has put in place and see how best you can use such opportunities for the betterment of yourselves and the community.”
He further urged the Church to continue praying for peace and unity in the country.
“We urged the Church to continue praying for peace and unity in our country especially now that we are heading for the general elections. Pray for leaders and do not hesitate to counsel us whenever we go astray. We seek your spiritual guidance in order for us to do that which is right for God’s people as we continue to serve our party in government,” Mwila stated.
He encouraged those who registered to vote in the forthcoming general election to verify their details and ensure that come August 12, 2021, they would turn out in numbers and vote for a party of their choice.
Mwila also said the Patriotic Front party had contributed some money towards the making of the church’s wall fence.
“I am aware that the church (St Peter’s congregation) has a program to erect a wall fence to ensure security and to stop people from trespassing here. According to the letter I received from the Reverend when they were inviting me, you needed K114,500 to finish this task. This money we are giving you is coming from party. As a party we are going to make a contribution,” said Mwila.