North-Western Province Minister, Joseph Mulyata has implored Zambians to take advantage of the good programs initiated and left by the late president Levy Patrick Mwanawasa.
Mr Mulyata said that Dr. Mwanawasa stood firm on ridding Zambia of corruption in the interest of national development.
Mr Mulyata says Dr. Mwanawasa was a visionary leader who dedicated his life to serve the Zambian people adding that it would be wise for every Zambian to embrace his legacy.
Mr Mulyata was speaking in Solwezi during a memorial service held in honour of the late President Mwanawasa held at the United Church of Zambia Trinity congregation.
The Minister said remembering the late Mwanawasa would be more significant if the nation take a leaf from where and what he envisaged for the nation.
He said Dr. Mwanawasa spearheaded and made sure he integrated a development plan for NW Province such as the opening of Lumwana and Kansanshi mines and attracting more investors to the province.
Mr Mulyata paid gratitude to incumbent President Rupiah Banda for taking over late President Mwanawasa’s legacy.
Mr Mulyata said Mr Banda has got passion to develop NW Province other wise the province would have become desolate.
And speaking at the same service, Living Mission Church In-Charge Bishop Decas Mwenze urged Zambians to unity and maintain peace.
Bishop Mwenze said the late Dr. Mwanawasa embraced the church as a true partner to national development and assured government the church’s continued friendship in developing key sectors of the economy.
He cautioned politicians to strive to serve by emulating late President Mwanawasa in implementing and fulfilling promises to the people made during campaigns.