President Rupiah Banda has paid glowing tribute all hard working Zambians who have worked tirelessly to build the country in which millions of Zambians can be proud.
On the eve of the Heroes Day and Unity Day, President Banda said Zambia is a role for the world securing on its own independence and determine its future.
” Today, our young people, who make up 68 percent of our population, can look to the futures which are full of possibility,” the President said.
President Banda said this in a statement obtained by ZANIS to mark the eve of the Heroes and Unity Day celebrations signed by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Dickson Jere.
He said Zambians have their ancestors to thank for the opportunity to work and earn a living, to benefit from good education and healthcare, and to enjoy a peaceful society.
Celebrated each year as a national holiday, the two days mark the successes and challenges Zambia has faced in its years since independence, in becoming a place that prizes the values of freedom, security and stability for all people.
President Banda added: “Our past achievements in building a united nation founded on co-operation and mutual support will always be at the heart of what makes Zambia great.
” We must never forget the people – young and old, past or present – who have played a part in making us what we are today.”