Remain loyal, RB advises defense forces
President Rupiah Banda has urged members of the Defence forces not to be used by politicians who do not mean well for the country ahead of the elections.
President Banda says defence forces belong to a noble profession which requires them to be loyal to the country and the government of the day.
Mr. Banda says 2011 is a critical year for Zambia and as such men and women in uniform are expected to remain steadfast, focused and resolute in defending the country.
The President was speaking in Kapiri Friday morning when he officiated at a pass out parade of one thousand 1-hundred and 90 recruits for intake 32 at Lukanga Army battle training area.
Mr. Banda assured the men and women in Uniform that government will ensure that the Defence forces are not left out from the positive economic developments the country is enjoying.
President Banda also praised the defence forces for helping alleviate the suffering of civilians during floods that hit some parts of the country last season.
And Army Commander Lieutenant General Wisdom Lopa says the army has not been left-out by the unprecedented levels of development taking place in the country.
General Lopa says the Army has benefited from the Housing empowerment programme with housing units constructed for officers.
He has also appealed to graduating soldiers to remain non-partisan and support the government of the day.
[ ZNBC ]