The people of Zambia in reactions to the scheduled COVID-19 Sensitization Rally on 17th October at Musa Kasonka Stadium has accused the ruling Patriotic Front Party in the country of inviting foreign artistes to the sensitization rally.
A majority of Zambians are of the opinion that the government should not be paying for musicians, local and foreign to perform at what is known as a political rally. Especially during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, with no considerations of quarantine for the invited artistes.
The ruling party had unveiled list of artistes to provide entertainment at the rally, one which includes South Africa’s sensations, Master KG and Mafikizolo and local artists, Chanda Na Kay and Yo Maps.
Some fans of Master KG from Zambia are advising him to turn down the invitation while some noted that it is unreasonable to be paying international artistes when school kids can’t get face masks and running water to wash their hands during the pandemic.
Ali Naka while reacting to the news said: “In Zambia, hospitals don’t have medicine but the Government is paying lots of money to artists to come and perform in the midst of a pandemic. They don’t even allow Citizens to watch football in the stadium but they want to hold a rally.”
Zambia has recorded 15,587 coronavirus cases with 14,783 recovered and 345 deaths.