Monday, February 20, 2006

Zambia's Power Vacuum

If there is anything I have learnt in my years of living away from home is the importance of family. Where I live, everything revolves around family activities. The local community with all it's ills strives to maintain family stability.

As a Zambian who believes in strong family values, it makes me so envious. And it hurts to watch our country lose the grip on family values. Family, more importantly children should come first at whatever cost.

I have met young people who have become so disillusioned with Zambian leadership. One twentysomething Zambian confided me that he would rather live illegally in a foreign country than stay in Zambia. I have no background information on this young man, but he mentioned one point that sums up my purpose for posting on this blog tonight. In his words he said " Zambia needs leaders who have the fear of God rather than leaders who worship mercedes cars."

Let's get our priorities right and fill ZAMBIA’S LEADERSHIP VACUUM with the relevant leadership.

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