My grandfather was a houseboy- Mulenga Sata

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 17th, 2014

Time Posted: August 17, 2014 5:09 am

Mulenga Sata with Chief Mpezini during this year's Mutomboka ceremony in Mwansabombwe

Mulenga Sata with Chief Mpezini during this year’s Mutomboka ceremony in Mwansabombwe

Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata has urged youths in Zambia to adopt a culture of hard work in order to secure a bright future.

Mr Sata who is also President Sata’s son said it is important that young people start working hard for themselves and their future families.

Mr Sata also observed that there is a growing spirit of entitlement among some youths in Zambia which should be curbed.

“Young people need to understand that they need to work. You will not get things for free and overnight, our parents worked hard. My grandfather was a houseboy, yes others say he was a Cook but in those days he was a houseboy and let us not beat around the bush here.”

He added, “Through his efforts and hard work, his father, my father managed to uplift himself, pull himself by the bulls traps, his life is well documented from his background, from a mere Constable to a train Conductor in the UK, he is what he is today and this goes to show, this is testament to the fact that through hard work you can achieve. If it is not for yourself at least uplift the lives of your children.”

“My advice to youths in this country is just get stuck in. Be patient and strong willed and have some stamina. Youths need to know that nobody is going to give you anything for free. Reach out and grab the opportunities but we need to work,” he said.

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