22 February 2013

Zambia: Continue Graft Fight, President Sata Urges Ruling Party

President Michael Sata says the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) must continue the fight against corruption, social injustice and inequality in order to promote social order and peace for the Zambian people.

President Sata said political mobilisation and consciousness must remain the cornerstone of the ruling party.

He was giving his view on the newly-introduced PF training module for members, which is under the theme: 'The History and Development of the Patriotic Front 2001 - 2011.'

Mr Sata observed that the history of a political organisation formed the bond of identity with its members and supporters at large.

"It is also the basis for its values, ideals and aspirations for posterity. The documentation of the Patriotic Front history covered in this training module and others is intended to show and encourage our members that they can continue to achieve in the future more than what they have achieved in the 10 years," he said.

Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah released the President's remarks on the PF training module.

Mr Sata said the PF's electoral victory of 2011 should be considered as only the beginning of a long journey.

"The party must, therefore, continue the fight against corruption, social injustice and inequality in order to promote social order and peace for our people and the world. The transformation of our party from an opposition political party into that of the governing political authority of the country must not betray the aspirations of its members.

"The party is the only vehicle for the improvement of the living standards of the Zambian people. It must, therefore, continue to be relevant to the people's day-to-day life and welfare at all times. It must inspire and give them hope," he said.

He noted that political mobilisation and consciousness must remain the cornerstone of the party.

"Political consciousness must be frequently renewed through continuous political education and participatory programmes by all members to enable them respond to the dynamic challenges which confront the party.

President Sata said challenges in the party were cross-cutting from the section up to the Central Committee.

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