Kapeya counsels Zambians over jubilee
Chinsali, 27 October, 2014, ZANIS…..Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Mwansa Kapeya says Zambians should be proud of themselves for the togetherness that the country has demonstrated to the entire world.
Mr Kapeya said this when he officiated during the independence Day celebrations which falls on 24th October annually in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province.
The golden jubilee celebration was held under the theme “Commemorating God’s favour of Zambia’s 50 years of independence for continued peace, unity, democracy and prosperity.”
The Minister said other countries or states in the world have only four ethnic groups while Zambia has 73 ethnic groups which have continued to live peacefully together because of the country’s founding fathers who brought them together.
Mr Kapeya charged that Zambians should be mindful that her success is admired in as far as togetherness is concerned the world over.
He said mother Zambia was a model to the rest of the world when it comes to peace and stability.
Mr Kapeya said at this time as Zambia celebrates her 50 years of independence the nation should remain united to appreciate the freedom fighters that fought for independence.
In another development, the Kenneth Kaunda secondary school scout group has donated an assortment of goods to Antonella transient home for baby orphans in Chinsali district.
Scout Leader Charles Kapyanta who could not disclosed the cost of the donations said KK Scout members made the donations from the money that parents give them for their upkeep.
Mr Kapyanta said Scouts were the largest youth organisation in Zambia which had the duty to God, the country and individuals.
He said the donation to Antonella transient home was a demonstration of love which is the interpretation of the Scout promise they adhere to.
And receiving the donations on behalf of Antonella transient home Sister in charge, Mary Mulempo thanked KK Scout members for the shot in the arm.
Meanwhile, Chinsali District Administrative Officer Alex Sinkala said the gesture will go a long way in helping the vulnerable children at Antonella adding that the move should be emulated by other organizations in the district and Muchinga province at large.
The items that were donated included sugar, cooking oil, assorted soaps, mealie meal, tissues, salt, and sweets among others.
The colorful Golden Jubilee celebrations were characterized by a match past, traditional dances, poetry, video shows and sports.