AS the country comes in one accord to remember Zambia’s founding father, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, President Hakainde Hichilema has urged citizens to practice and emulate the late President’s legacy.
In celebrating Kenneth Kaunda Day that falls today, President Hichilema says Dr Kaunda left behind invaluable lessons that all must learn from, and a legacy that must be honored.
He said Dr Kaunda was a unifier.
“Dr. Kaunda was a unifier and pacifist who created a cradle of peace and harmony in our nation,” he said.
“Today, we commemorate the heritage and heroism of an African statesman, Pan-Africanist, freedom fighter, and selfless leader, Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda.
His leadership provided refuge for the oppressed and downtrodden, where they found peace and love.
As Zambians, we have a solemn duty to not only uphold and protect his legacy but to practice and live it.”
President Hichilema said the nation honor his memory and the contributions he made towards the development of Zambia and the continent at large.
Dr Kaunda died on June 17, 2021 and the Government during a State funeral declared his birthday, April 28 as a Holiday in honour of him.
Today marks the second Holiday in honour of Dr Kaunda.
By Moses Makwaya
Kalemba April 28, 2023