FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has called for peace and unity among Zambians in the presidential transition period and beyond.
In a statement released in Lusaka yesterday, and signed by his special assistant for Press and public relations Sunday Musonda, Dr Kaunda called for respect and tolerance among political parties.
He said Zambians should focus on planting the seeds for growth and stability in the next 50 years.
“What Zambia will be like in the next fifty years will be determined by us and what we do this moment, today. The foundation of the next fifty years is laid by the bricks and steps we make today, in 2014,” Dr Kaunda said.
He said that Zambia’s continued relative stability would be determined by what actions the country did at the moment.
Dr Kaunda said all Zambians bore responsibility for the future and it was best for everyone to act for the good of the country now and in future.
Zambians should not allow the stability built over a long time to be upset by today’s actions and it was only in love, peace and cooperation that Zambia could develop in a sustainable manner.
“We need to make the transition to elections and a new president in a stable manner. From the Jubilee celebrations and the passing of President Michael Sata, let us emerge strengthened,” he said
Times of Zambia