Elias Chipimo’s Address to the media: Zambia , Where are we going?

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this morning’s press conference. Yesterday, the nation laid to rest 18 innocent people who died in yet another road traffic accident when the minibus they were travelling in collided with a truck along the Kabwe road. We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and pray for those that are still recovering from their injuries. This incident again reminds us of our frailty as human beings.
The Bible points out that our lives are but a mist. None of us knows when our turn will come to answer the Lord’s call. As a son who lost a mother in a road accident in 2008, I know the pain that the families of the victims of this tragic event will be going through. These avoidable deaths should urge us not towards the edge of despair, but towards an appreciation of the responsibilities we bear as citizens of a nation that claims to follow Christ.