President Yoweri Museveni has urged Zambia’s opposition leaders to stop trouble and contribute towards the development of the country.
The President was speaking to the local media in Lusaka, before he was hosted by his Zambian counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu to a state dinner.
Museveni who is in Zambia for the country’s 52nd independence anniversary celebrations saluted former President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for spearheading the struggle to fight for the liberation and independence of the Africa alongside other past leaders in Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique.
“I congratulate President Edgar Lungu for winning the election. I salute the people of Zambia. I salute Kenneth Kaunda. For us, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda is hero in Uganda. He fought for African freedom. You people should know that the prevailing freedom you have is as a result of the fight and struggle by the past African leaders like Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda etc and what the apartheid fighters in South Africa went through,” Mr. Museveni said.
He urged the Zambians to follow the example of the heritage of the past leaders like Kenneth Kaunda and the current ones like Edgar Lungu.
Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, now aged 92 years is the founding father and the first President of the Republic of Zambia who fought for the country to attain its independence in 1964.
The President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Lungu thanked President Museveni for honoring his invitation to be chief guest at Zambia’s 52nd independence anniversary celebrations.
Story By Ali Mivule