Twenty-four year old Comrade Margaret Sikalonzo, parliamentary candidate for Luanshya constituency, wants to see a transformed Zambia, starting with her own community.
“In Bemba we say, ‘akachila kambushi kasengula epokekele’,meaning change must start where I am, within, and spread all around,” Sikalonzo said.
“I joined politics under the Socialist Party because of its core values pointing us to justice, equity, and peace, and for its accommodative nature inclusive of women and youth that allows us more space and a sense of belonging. I envision free and quality education, healthcare, and a Zambia where women will no longer have to walk long distances to access healthcare and give birth. Also a Luanshya with proper roads and jobs for all, particularly young people.
”Sikalonzo attended Baluba basic and Luanshya girls’ secondary schools, going on to study for an ICT at Zambia College of Distance Education.