By Staff Writer
Former Republican President Edgar Lungu has announced retirement from active politics as he wants to concentrate on the charity works of the Edgar Lungu Foundation.
Dr Lungu said that Zambians should understand that he is no longer interested in politics and will not participate in any political activities in the country.
The former Head of State he will now concentrate in playing a critical role in improving the welfare of the people.
“After being a politician, unfortunately I leant that every time one does something, that activity is always associated with politics hence my deliberate decision to be low key. So, people have to accept that I have moved on and I have done away with politics,” he said
Dr Lungu also said that he wants to be a servant of the people in this lowly but highly pleasant position of being a messenger of hope to the people that are vulnerable.
“I am willing to learn and partner with people who have similar attitude and thoughts like me, so that we support what is common as what is common is good for all of us and what is good for all of us is common,” he said.
Mr Lungu added that he wants people to see the purity and nature of this concept so that those he has asked to come on board and work with him are clear on how he wants to proceed henceforth.
The former Head of State highlighted that the establishment of the Foundation is in place, as they will be dynamic enough whilst focusing on their main objective.
He said the Edgar Lungu Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established to help uplift and transform the lives of the vulnerable children and the needy in society.
“The Foundation will prioritize support programs aimed at empowering girls and women in Chibombo, Kasenengwa and Samfya to acquire skills in tailoring, aquaculture and other key fields as many rural parents are struggling to provide sufficient food in their homes, and young girls in villages are being married off at an early age,” he said