Lungu of­fers to buy bud­ding artist’s works

Daily Nation Newspaper - - Front Page - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

PRES­I­DENT Edgar Lungu has sur­prised a bud­ding artist who has drawn a de­tailed por­trait of Pres­i­dent Lungu by call­ing her on the phone.

Pres­i­dent Lungu en­cour­aged Mercy Gondwe to pur­sue her artis­tic pas­sions.

He called the twenty year- old artist, from Chimwemwe in Kitwe. Pres­i­dent Lungu of­fered to buy some of the works that Mercy Gondwe has done.Pres­i­dent Lungu also en­cour­aged Mercy to con­tinue with her pas­sion and tal­ent and said gov­ern­ment was keen to pro­mote all forms of arts in the coun­try.

Mean­while Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, Hon Joseph Malanji has do­nated an undis­closed amount to Mercy.

He re­quested Mercy to pick the money from his ac­coun­tant in Kitwe.

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