By SILUMESI MALUMO
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said his monthly salary will be channeled to the Ministry of Education to support vulnerable people to access education.
Mr Hichilema says there are many Zambians who need support for them to access education which will help to improve their wellbeing.
He told journalists yesterday that his salary will therefore help in ensuring that vulnerable people access quality education.
Mr Hichilema also says he will engage various stakeholders to join in the initiative so that free education becomes a reality.
“I have not gotten my small salary since you Zambians put me in office. I want this monthly salary to go towards the vulnerable people out there. There are a lot of people who need to access education, so this small salary will help a lot.
“And let me tell you that I adopted a blind youngman in Mfuwe and he is graduating soon and I will attend that graduation. So what I mean is that I want more of this, I want more people to access education so that their lives can be improved.
“As a President, I want to see to it that my people’s lives are improved and I am working on that to ensure that no one is left behind,” he said.
And President Hichilema said his government will create a social support for the street vendors across the country.
He said this will only be done when the country’s economy is revived.
He said street vendors need to receive support from the government for them to grow their business.
Earlier, Mr Hichilema participated in the cleaning of the Lusaka central business district.