In a statement released in Lusaka yesterday, Dr Kanganja said in Lusaka that a book would be opened to members of the public at Mulungushi International Conference Centre today and tomorrow between 09:00 hours and 18:00 hours.
Dr Kanganja said in provincial centres, the books of condolences would be opened from today to Sunday, June 26, 2011 at all provincial offices.
“We wish to inform members of the public that books of condolences will be opened in Lusaka this week on Thursday and Friday while in provincial centres the books will be opened on June 23 up to June 26, 2011,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Government has opened an account at Bank of Zambia (BOZ) for contributions towards the hosting of second president of the Republic of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba’s State funeral.
Chief Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that the account, ‘State Funeral- Late Dr FTJ Chiluba Trust Fund’ number 0013723005960 had been opened at the central bank.
He said all well wishers should deposit their contributions through any commercial bank countrywide where they would be redirected to BoZ.
Lieutenant General Shikapwasha said material contributions should be channelled through district and provincial offices.
He said those based in Lusaka could take their material contributions to Cabinet Office.
He also advised that the Lusaka show grounds had been designated as the official venue for public mourning for Dr Chiluba where prayers and other spiritual programmes had been arranged everyday until burial day on Monday, June 27, 2011.
[Times of Zambia]