I WILL work hard and to the expectations of President Edgar Lungu and the Commission, Wilfred Chilufya, the youngest member of the Commission of Inquiry on the pre and post election violence has said
Mr Chilufya 25, has thanked President Lungu for recognising the leadership of young people.
The President has appointed a fifteen-member Commission of Inquiry to examine the electoral violence in the August 11, general elections including Mr Chilufya, the youngest member, a move that has elated youths in Zambia. Mr Chilufya assured the nation that he was equal to the task and would give his utmost in ensuring that the final report was comprehensive.
“I am very humbled by the appointment. It really shows that the President believes in young people. It’s really a huge task, but I will do the work professionally and also prove a point that young people can contribute to the development of the country,” Mr. Chilufya said.
And youths have applauded President Lungu for appointing Mr. Chilufya as a member of the Commission of Inquiry.
Former University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) president Jones Mwewa said the appointment of Mr. Chilufya reaffirmed President Lungu’s commitment to appoint Youths in leadership and decision-making positions.
“We are confident that Mr Chilufya, who is also a University of Zambia recent graduate, will make us proud, especially that he served as a National Youth Coordinator for Pillars of Peace (Zambia),” Mr Mwewa said.
And Former Evelyn Hone College Students Union (EHCOSU) president Madalitso Mvula described the appointment of Mr. Chilufya as a welcome move.