Senior Citizen Elijah Ngwale says there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in the manner Zambian politicians practice their politics if an ordinary citizen is to benefit from the country’s resources.
Speaking after being officially welcomed to the UPND by President leader, Hakainde Hichilema during the membership renewal exercise yesterday, Professor Ngwale said it was not enough for UPND members to remain empathetic politicians to real members whose desire is to see Zambia become a better country.
“It is important that Zambians cultivate a culture where they can shift from being empathetic to being real members of the party who will not be like church goers who goes to church and shout “tumuponde Satana” when they can’t actualize the smashing of the serpent. We can always reach for greatness when we cultivate a culture of desiring real change in the way we do our politics,” charged Prof. Ngwale.
He said the UPND was well poised to lead Zambia as it provided the alternative voice but called for an urgent shift from politics of acrimony to politics of national and peace building as the party aspires for National leadership.
He argued that Zambians had grown tired of political rhetoric that yielded no positive results for the emancipation of the country as he expressed optimism in his new journey with the UPND.
He further expressed confidence in the leadership of President Hichilema, as he called for greater inclusiveness of persons with disabilities under the UPND regime.
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