By PETER CHIKWAMPU
THE new United Nations-Zambia Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) advocate, Danny Kaya says he is committed to helping the Zambian society attain the desired MDGs.
Danny Kaya was recently chosen UN-Zambia MDGs advocate in his capacity as a musician. So far, he has toured some towns in the country and has recorded a song that talks about all the MDGs Zambia has committed to attain by 2015 and beyond.
Both Danny and the UN-Zambia communications specialist Rekha Shrestha confirmed the development to the Weekend Mail and that the musician has been signed for a one-year contract.
In an interview, Danny said being an advocate gives him time and the opportunity to give back to communities because the position is voluntary and calls for dedication.
“When I was contacted by the UN office in Zambia, I saw it as an opportunity for me to render my services to the community. I also realised that [attainment of] Millennium Development Goals are not for the UN alone but for the local people. My advocacy work will be focused on encouraging the communities to participate in consultative meetings currently going on so that they understand what MDGs are,” he said.
He said he will endeavour to do his best in advocating for the MDGs.
Danny Kaya is born Danny Siulapwa and he came on the music scene with an album called Masiku Yonse, which enjoyed massive airplay on local radio stations and on BBC Africa radio.
His other albums are Kaya, Yakumbuyo, Champion, and the Voice of the Voiceless (VoV), which is Danny’s new project.
Danny has been in the music industry for over 10 years and he is well known for his social commentary songs.
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