President Michael Sata’s political Secretary for Southern Province Brian Hapunda has urged youths in the area against demonstrating on youth day.
Thousands of youths in Southern province are planning to demonstrate against the ‘amputating’ of Chirndu and Itezhi-Tezhyi from Southern province and take them to other provinces.
The government has since sent hundreds of armed policemen from beneficiary provinces to go and ‘sort out’ youths who will be demonstrating peacefully.
But Hapunda, who recently resigned from UNPD and given a job by Sata told the Watchdog that:
‘I wish to appeal to my fellow youths in my Province to desist from being used as Political objects or tools by Politicians to demostrate on our special day tomorrow-Youth Day for Political expedients. Let’s keep Youth Day as Youth Day.
‘If we Young people have grievances which we need Government to address, let us engage them in dialogue rather than through anarchy.
‘Wonderful people of this Province must take advantage of a Provincial Stakeholders Meeting in Choma tomorrow to air their concerns they may have to Government so that Government can act on them.
‘I’ll be very sad if any Youth falls in trouble with the Law tomorrow because they’ll suffer the consequences of their actions alone & no Politician or anyone encouraging doing that will come to their rescue against the Law! We must use our youthful energies correctly to help find solutions & answers to the many problems facing us.’