ZAF officers urged to remain loyalty
Livingstone, June 13, ZANIS…..Zambia Air force (ZAF) Livingstone
Station Commander Colonel Simeon Manyando has appealed to officers
in the Province to continue to be nonpartisan and serve the
Col Manyando said it was important that members of the defence forces continue to be
focused, loyal and patriotic in serving the government of day and
discharge their duties professionally.
“Allow me to appeal to all of you to remain focused, loyal and
patriotic to the noble spirit of jealously defending our mother
Zambia and its rich natural resources for the benefit of present and
future generations,” said Col. Manyando.
Col. Manyando said this today during a sporting event for the defence
personnel held at David Livingstone College of Education in
commemoration of the Zambia Defence Force Day which falls on June 13
Col Manyando noted that the defence of national sovereignty,
territorial integrity and national interest was the constitutional
mandate and one of the important pillars of national security which
should make every defence personnel proud.
However, Col Manyando pointed out that the success and efficiency y of the
defence force was highly dependent upon the physical fitness of its
members adding that it was through sports activities that would keep
officers fit and healthy all the time.
“ The need for defence officers to be physically fit and healthy at all
times cannot be over emphasized and this is why we decided to
commemorate this day through an interactive manner by conducting various
sporting activities in which everyone will compete,” Col Manyando
Col Manyando further said the formation of the defence forces through
integration was a landmark development.