THE United Nations (UN) has applauded the late President Michael Sata’s legacy and commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia particularly the vulnerable people.
UN Secretary General’s Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra expressed sadness at the passing of the Zambian Head of State.
“On behalf of the Secretary General, I express my profound condolences to the family of President Michael Chilufya Sata and to the Government and people of Zambia,” Ms Malcorra said in a condolences message.
She said the General Secretary fondly recalls President Sata’s dedication and warmth through the years including during the Secretary General’s memorable visit to Zambia in February 2012.
She said President Sata has left a legacy of commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia particularly its most vulnerable people.
Ms Malcorra reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to partner with the Zambian Government to foster development.
“As Zambia marks its 50th anniversary of independence, the United Nations pledges to continue our strong partnership with the Government and the people of Zambia for peace, development and human rights,” she said.
Several ambassadors accredited to the UN and senior UN officials have signed the book of condolences in memory of President Sata.
This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Permanent Mission of Zambia to UN in New York, Chibaula Silwamba.
Times of Zambia