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.
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.