Govt describes late Mile Banda a faithful God’s servant
Lusaka Feb 3/14,ZANIS—Acting President, Alexander Chikwanda, has described the late former High Commissioner to Malaysia, Miles Banda, as a faithful servant of God.
Speaking during the funeral service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka today, Mr Chikwanda said Mr Banda was a fountain of compassion and love.
Mr Chikwanda described the years that the late Mr Banda worked in Government as remarkable and with a sense of diligence.
He said the late Mr Banda avoided the limelight but his short stint was characterised by a remarkable sense of hard work.
Mr Chikwanda said the late Mr Banda was a key to cementing Zambia’s relations with other countries as he was a friend of everyone.
He encouraged the widow of Mr Banda and the entire family to look up to God for comfort and guidance as they mourn their departed.
Mr Chikwanda said government and the nation have lost a gallant hero and, therefore, share the deepest grief to the late Mr Banda family.
He said the late Mr Banda was a great anchor and pillar to the nation and to Zambians in the Diaspora.
Widow of the deceased, Margaret Banda, said her husband was a good man who was loved by many because of his humility.
In a speech read for her by Zambia’s Second Secretary to Malaysia, Mirriam Mumba, Mrs Banda said her husband will be greatly missed by her and the family.
And delivering a sermon at the church service Rev Davison Mutentami of Lutheran Church encouraged the mourners to remain strong during their trying moment.
Rev Mutentami described the late Mr Banda as a committed man of God who enjoyed serving the church even in difficult times.
Mr Banda, who was born on July 4, 1934, died on January 27, 2014 in Malaysia and has since been put to rest today at Leopards Hill Memorial Park.