Govt. urged to support Freedom Fighters
Solwezi, May 24, 2013, ZANIS — Northwestern province development council of elders has urged government to give financial support to former freedom fighters existing in the province for them to have dignified lives.
Development Council of elders Chairperson, Lukas Chikoti says that former freedom fighters played an important role in liberating Zambia from the colonial rule.
He said it was for this reason that the Freedom Fighters deserve to be honored by giving them a dignified life through financial support.
Mr. Chikoti said this in an interview with ZANIS in Solwezi today ahead of tomorrow’s commemorations of Africa Freedom day.
He said the peace, social and economic freedom the country is enjoying today is as a result of sacrifice made by men and women who participated in the liberation struggle.
Mr. Chikoti appealed to people in the province especially youths to embrace the spirit of hard work from former freedom fighters and contribute to meaningful national development.
Africa Freedom day is an annual event which is commemorated every 25th of May.