Embrace peace, love, NGO advises youths

YOUTHS should embrace one another and maintain the country’s status as a beacon of peace because we are sisters and brothers even though we may share different political ideologies, says patron of Peace Makers Peter Kunda.

In an interview yesterday Mr Kunda who is also Petmik gym chairman said that Peace Makers was a team of body builders who had embarked on the ‘Stop Violence’ campaign with aim of enlightening youths on the need to maintain peace and order.

He said that youths should not be over excited during the election period or cause havoc towards their friends, neighbours or colleagues who shared different political ideologies as Zambia was not only a Christian nation but one country.

Mr Kunda has called on the public to report all perpetrators of violence to the police and assist all security wings were possible to make their work bearable.

“As youths we need to embrace one another and maintain peace and order. Zambia is known around the world as a beacon of peace we want to maintain this status.

Our aim is to reach out to as many youths as possible with a message of ‘No Violence’. You should not harm your friend or neighbour or indeed anyone this is just an election, if you injure them then how are you going to come to terms with them after the elections? Let’s maintain a culture of peace now, during and after elections,” he said.

And Peace Makers member Henry Tonkola has called on youths not to be used as tools of violence.

Ernest Chanda another member said that he was inspired by President Edgar Lungu’s advocating for peace and unity.