–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 October 24 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 leave to peacefully together because of the country’s founding fathers who brought the ethnic groups together, adding that Zambians today seem to have been born from the same father and mother.
Mr Kapeya charged that Zambians should be mindful that her success is admired in as far as togetherness is concerned world over.
He said mother Zambia is 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 this independence.
In another development, the Kenneth Kaunda (KK) 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 scout is the largest youth organisation in Zambia which has a duty to God, the country and individuals.
He said the donation to Antonella Transient Home is a demonstration of love which is the interpretation of the scout promise they make always.
And receiving the donation 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 (DAO), Alex Sinkala who was present during the donation, 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 province at large.
The items that were donated include sugar, cooking oil, bathing and washing soap, mealie meal, and tissues, salt and sweets among others.
The colourful Golden Jubilee Celebrations were characterised by a march past, traditional dances, poetry, video show and sport.