First President Kenneth Kaunda has said Zambians should wholeheartedly adopt the spirit of togetherness in the country.
Dr. Kaunda said the spirit of togetherness was an important gesture which all citizens must forever live to cherish in order to foster economic prosperity in Zambia.
He said this today when journalists drawn from various media organisations and officials from Ministry Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection planted trees at his residence ahead of the World Press Freedom which falls on May 3, every year.
Dr. Kaunda said the tree planting exercise, which is being spearheaded by government, is an important programme because trees support life.
He said today’s tree planting exercise symbolised the growth of the media industry in Zambia.
The former President said the tree planting exercise should continue to be implemented in many parts of the country.
And speaking at the same function, former Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia Chairperson Henry Kabwe said journalists should reflect on their past achievements as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day.