—Freedom fighter, Mama Chibesa Kankasa, says there is need for Zambians to continue being united in order for the nation to preserve the peace the country has ever enjoyed since independence.
Mama Kankasa was speaking at a discussion solidarity caravan organised by Zambia Social Forum (ZAMSOF) in Lusaka.
Mama Kankasa said Zambia will continue to be a hive of peace if people’s rights and dignity are respected regardless of ethnic tribe.
She said the culture of people’s solidarity will be deepened if freedom fighters are fully incorporated in issues of national development.
She appealed for the recognition of all freedom fighters that tirelessly fought for mother Zambia during the struggle for Independence.
Mama Kankasa observed that most freedom fighters who should educate the youths on the country’s background are leaving in abject poverty and are not given the opportunity to pass on the knowledge to the future generation.
And ZAMSOF national coordinator, Geshom Kabaso, said ideas and motivational information shared by living veteran freedom fighters can be used to compare the levels of activism on how Zambia was before Independence.
He said there is need to foster a culture of peace and unity amongst people through education by people who helped liberate the country from colonial rule.
The program was aimed at including Africans across the continent committed to the vision of a world of justice.