President Rupiah Banda has urged Zambians to refrain from the culture of insults regardless of the political environment in the country.
Speaking at Puta Basic School in Chienge district today, President Banda said there is no need for any politician to insult the opponents in order to become president.
He said Zambians should not emulate people who engage into insulting him and the government but to follow those that are humble and sober minded.
He said the MMD as a party does not insult, citing himself as an example of one who does not insult back even when his opponents have been insulting him for a long time.
President Banda said the MMD wants to see a united Zambia hence people should not align themselves with leaders who are tribal.
President Banda was met on arrival in Chienge by Chienge Member of Parliament Katele Kalumba, who is also MMD National Secretary, Chiengi District Commissioner Samuel Chewe, Service chiefs, MMD and other government officials.
He was accompanied by Defence minister Kalombo Mwansa, Luapula Province minister Bornface Kawembe, Luapula Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Peter Machugwa and Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao.
President Banda thanked the people of Chiengi for electing a councilor from the MMD in the recent election after voting for opposition in the past.
He further called on Zambians to defend democracy and elect leaders in a peaceful and united manner in 2011.
He also urged youths in the country to value education in order for them to take over leadership in future.
Mr. Banda said government has embarked on a project of constructing schools throughout the country to ensure that youths were educated and contribute to national development.
He urged youths to respect their parents so that they can become meaningful citizens.
He further urged leaders and parents to provide good facilities for children to utilize as they are future leaders of tomorrow.
President Banda is on a working tour of Luapula province.