The Association of Great Lakes Women Refugees Living in Zambia has congratulated Zambians for upholding peace and living in harmony in the last 50 years the country has been politically independent.
Association secretary Macumi Rosalie said the association was happy with the manner in which the Zambian people have accommodated refugees from different countries in the past decades.
Mrs. Rosalie, who is originally from Rwanda, explained that the prevailing peace in the Zambia has enabled refugees to live peacefully.
She has since appealed to neighbouring countries to live like Zambia despite the country being composed of different tribes and ethnic groupings.
She stressed that peace is cardinal to the development of any nation hence the call to war-torn countries to take a leaf from Zambia.
Mrs. Rosalie further urged the Zambian people to guard and cherish the peace and unity the country has enjoyed in the last 50 year.
And speaking earlier, Marie Vianney said the peace prevailing in Zambia has enabled refugees to contribute to social and economic development of the country.
Mr. Vianney wished Zambians a prosperous and happy golden jubilee celebration which climaxes on October 24, this year.