Pre­serve peace, unity, im­plores KK

LET us con­tinue to pre­serve the peace and unity we are en­joy­ing in our coun­try be­cause it took sac­ri­fice and blood to gain it, says First Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent Dr Ken­neth Kaunda.

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By MOSES SINJWALA

He ex­plained that build­ing Zam­bia to where it is to­day was not easy as a lot of peo­ple sac­ri­ficed so much in or­der for each and ev­ery Zam­bian to en­joy the peace and unity. Dr Kaunda said that build­ing Zam­bia as a peace­ful and united na­tion was very im­por­tant and a must for ev­ery per­son from all walks of life and re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion. Speak­ing dur­ing a thanks giv­ing mass St Matthias Mu­lumba Catholic church in Lusaka in his hon­our and the fourth Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent Mr Ru­piah Banda, Dr Kaunda said that the peace that Zam­bians were en­joy­ing was re­flected in the joy of the lit­tle girls and boys danc­ing and singing hymns of praise to the lord. “Let us con­tinue to pre­serve peace for our mother Zam­bia as re­flected in the young girls and boys danc­ing and singing praise to the lord,” he said. Dr Kaunda called on Zam­bians to con­tinue pray­ing for peace and good­will for God to con­tinue guid­ing the coun­try. And speak­ing at the same event forth repub­li­can pres­i­dent Ru­piah Banda em­pha­sised the need for all Zam­bians to main­tain peace and unity re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions. Mr Banda said dur­ing the 1991 gen­eral elec­tions when the Zam­bian peo­ple made a de­ci­sion to vote for the move­ment for multi-party democ­racy MMD, Pres­i­dent Kaunda handed down power peace­fully de­spite the huge pres­sure he had from long stand­ing mem­bers of his party who asked him not to. Mr Banda said that a peace­ful tran­si­tion oc­curred again when he lost to the late Pres­i­dent Michael Chilu­fya Sata, be­cause of the les­son he learnt from Dr Kaunda’s de­ci­sion in 1991 when he put Zam­bia and its peo­ple first be­fore any other. “Dr Kunda is a model of peace that all need to look up to even when he was un­der huge pres­sure not to step down from peo­ple who had been in power for a long, he choose to put Zam­bia and the peo­ple first, please let us do the same as we are one Zam­bia,” one na­tion,” he added.

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