—The Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has commended the Patriotic Front (PF) government for according late veteran broadcaster and Artist Charles Muyamwa a state funeral.
ZAM Publicity Secretary Mufwayo Tembo noted that the PF government has taken a good step by recognizing the contribution of the Zambian Musicians to the nation by giving the late Muyamwa three days of national mourning.
Mr Tembo stated that the gesture by government will promote the music industry in the country and encourage upcoming Artists to work hard so that they could be recognised.
Mr Tembo also observed that despite its immense contribution to the economic growth of the country, the Music industry was not recognized in the past.
He stated that the only people who have enjoyed recognition in the past, are the politicians only who he said keeps on changing.
Mr Tembo who was in the company of other ZAM leaders also thanked friends and other well wishers for showing love and support to the Muyamwa family and late broadcaster-cum-Artist, Muyamwa in particular.
The late Mr Muyamwa died in Pretoria, South Africa on Thursday last week was today put to rest at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka.
President Michael Sata declared three days of national mourning in honour of the late Mr Muyamwa.
Mr Muyamwa who is survived by a wife currently serving as First Secretary for Tourism at the Zambian Mission in South Africa, leaves behind seven children.