By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Zambia National Men’s Network for Gender and Development has urged political leaders in the country to learn from late President Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
The Network National Coordinator Nelson Banda said KK appointed women to leadership positions because he believed in their abilities unlike the situation now where leaders have to be reminded to appoint women to leadership positions.
Mr Banda said Dr Kaunda recognised the importance of women and appointed them to leadership because he believed in their abilities.
He said he was also good at identifying talents and abilities from young people and people with disabilities.
“For instance he appointed late Lazarous Tembo who was visually impaired as Minister of State for Culture,” he said.
Mr Banda said Dr Kaunda used diplomacy to solve complex political challenges in the country and the Africa region.
He said the late President was not a vengeful person when confronted with a serious political problem that hit the southern Africa region during the struggle for independence of neighboring countries.
“His peace means were recognized by other African leaders to solve their problems therefore current crop of leaders have a lot to learn from the first President,” he said.