Blog written by Frederick

A person holding a plaque
Description automatically generated with low confidenceDespite the basic career expectations that African parents have for their children such as becoming a doctor, nurse or a teacher, I took a different path of interest. I became interested in politics at a very young age. At that point, the prospect of politics and becoming a politician or even President simply struck a chord in me. I was young; my love for this craft had not even matured, yet I still held on. I was attracted to activities that would feed my hunger to know more, especially the debating society and student government.

It was through these activities that I became Chililabombwe district’s first Deputy Junior Mayor. This experience helped me learn about political and economic systems in my country. It aided me in shaping my own strong political opinions and ideologies. One should have strong opinions and even stronger arguments to back them up. My political opinions are quite ideal. I draw my inspiration from past great leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Levy Mwanawasa and Kenneth Kaunda, to mention a few. However, it has come to my attention that the politics in books and on the news are different from the politics that are on the ground.

My country is rich in minerals and natural resources that lie in the land. Yet, its greatest wealth is its people. Thus, it only makes sense to invest in them.

The work of a politician is not merely a question of making speeches, holding meetings, passing resolutions and making deputations, but meticulous organization, observance of citizen welfare and, above all, the willingness to invest in lives. To invest in someone’s life is to better their ability to succeed; this can be done through improving education and industry. Lack of decent education cripples growth, dims potential and stunts prosperity. My country is rich in minerals and natural resources that lie in the land. Yet, its greatest wealth is its people. Thus, it only makes sense to invest in them. Sadly, this is not what goes on. People suffer from the effects of corruption, poverty, stagnation, low investment and poor education.

My ambitions have brought me to Our Moon Zambia. I hope to improve my core values as a young African leader. I am here to improve my courage and confidence as one who speaks his mind even in front of an audience. This programme shall help me to improve my creativity, curiosity and critical thinking for me to make better, more informed and effective decisions. I shall work on my commitment towards the things I love most – working out how to empower people. My stay at Our Moon Zambia shall strengthen my compassion and collaboration with community life in order for me to become a socially conscious leader. Being a Young Leader at Our Moon means I can acquire a wide range of skills to enhance my chances of success in the future. All of this shall aid me in becoming a leader who will give more to the community as a politician.

28 thoughts on “Investing in the lives today for a better tomorrow

    1. “it’s greatest wealth is it’s people”
      What an amazing article you’ve got here. I am a proud friend. Go fred,go! ๐Ÿฅณ

    2. I believe if we have more politicians who think like you, but not only think like you but act like you. This great country of ours will truly be Rich and itโ€™s people will live prosperous lives.

  1. This is an interesting program and we look forward to seeing more young people joining hands and making this world a better place

  2. Great writing right here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ,, wishing you the best ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

  3. If you were granted an audience with the president, what would you like to discuss with him or rather what advice would you have for him?

    1. One of the issues I’d advise him on would be in the area of education. I think after the 7th grade our pupils and students should start working on their own careers and molding who they want to become. This is as opposed to the 8 subjects that we learn in secondary and high school, which are of no help really. Knowledge kind of loses value if every high school graduate has the exact same knowledge. This just keeps the cycle of unemployment going.
      I get that tertiary education is there for our careers and all but that too is affected because we all learn the same curriculum in high school. We should start to form clear career paths by the time we’re in high school.

  4. Young man being knowledgeable as you are, why do you think it is more advantageous to invest in lives rather than in an industry?

    1. Investing in lives is all about giving the future a chance at greatness through todayโ€™s decisions.
      When zambia imports finished products from other countries, itโ€™s investing in the trade industry but thatโ€™s not the best way to invest in that industry because the expense being spent on those products is escaping our countryโ€™s economy.
      On the other hand we could just try our best to have those products produced within the country. Thereby benefiting our own citizens through affordable prices, authentic products and a platform for improvement of other local industries.
      This would provide employment for youths, youths that would become parents. Parents that would afford education and welfare for their children. Children who would keep improving the country. Itโ€™s long term, yet thatโ€™s what I call investing in lives.

  5. Interesting write-up my brother.
    May the Lord who knows how to bring our plans into fruation sustain you Sir.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  6. I want to understand your perception about our great country. Not the one written .the one we live in .us the people there is no Zambia without us . why should we choose you

  7. Investing in lives is all about giving the future a chance at greatness through today’s decisions.
    When zambia imports finished products from other countries, it’s investing in the trade industry but that’s not the best way to invest in that industry because the expense being spent on those products is escaping our country’s economy.
    On the other hand we could just try our best to have those products produced within the country. Thereby benefiting our own citizens through affordable prices, authentic products and a platform for improvement of other local industries.
    This would provide employment for youths, youths that would become parents. Parents that would afford education and welfare for their children. Children who would keep improving the country. It’s long term, yet that’s what I call investing in lives.

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