Former President Kenneth Kaunda has commended Airtel-Zambia for donating US$50,000 towards the publication of his book.
Dr. Kaunda said works towards the publication of his book were first announced in 2007 but had since stalled due to financial challenges.
He said due to Airtel’s corporate social responsibility, the work will resume and the story for the struggle for independence, colonialism and apartheid will be told for posterity.
Dr. Kaunda said this in Lusaka today when he received the donation at Airtel Head Office.
He was hopeful that his book will be published by the end of September this year.
He noted that investing in the history of the nation will help the young people to understand what the freedom fighters fought for.
Dr. Kaunda added that once published, the book will contribute in explaining the country’s history, social and educational values to future generations.
And Airtel Board Chairman George Sokoto noted that the organisation decided to donate money in order to enable the country read about what took place during the independence struggle and Dr. Kaunda’s contributions be documented.
Mr. Sokoto said the book will richly help in understanding the business, economic, and political decisions that Dr. Kaunda made on behalf of the country.