Jealously guard peace for Zambia’s economic development – Dr. Phiri
Kasama , October 24th, 2014, ZANIS — Government has advised Zambians to preserve the peace and unity the country has enjoyed in the last 50 years.
Education minister Dr. John Phiri says it was important for citizens to jealously guard peace in order for the country to reach high heights in development.
Dr. Phiri also called on young people to concentrate on their respective education and emulate adopt the spirit of the freedom fighters as they address challenges in their lives.
“ Freedom fighters countrywide held a special place in the hearts of many Zambians, adding that their selfless contribution to the struggle for independence will always be remembered and treasured, “ he said.
ZANIS reports that the minister said this during a colorful ceremony held at Kasama Sports Stadium during the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The occasion attracted hundreds of freedom fighters from several districts in Northern Province.
During the celebrations, hundred and three freedom fighters and several military personnel from Zambia Army, Zambia Police and Zambia National Service where honored for their contributions to the independence struggle and dedication to duty respectively.
The minister also took time to commission earth moving equipment procured through Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for Lukashya and Kasama Central Constituencies.
Speaking during the same function, Northern Province minister Freedom Sikazwe said the PF government has embarked on several developmental programmes in their three years in power.
Mr. Sikazwe commended freedom fighters for their sacrifice in ensuring the country was liberated from colonial rule.
He has advised Zambians especially young people to unite and work towards the economic liberation of the country in the next 50 years.
Hundreds of people from Kasama and other surrounding areas today joined the rest of the country in commemorating Zambia’s 50 years of independence.