SIX heads of State and Government have confirmed attendance of Zambia’s golden jubilee independence anniversary, which falls on October 24.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba said in an interview that several heads of State and Government have indicated that they will attend the golden jubilee independence anniversary celebrations.
Mr Kalaba said Namibia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda and Rwanda have confirmed their attendance.
He said the Nigerian Government has also confirmed that it will send its vice-president to Zambia for the event.
“The ministry is still receiving confirmations of some heads of State who will come and attend the event,” Mr Kalaba said.
He said preparations for the Golden Jubilee independence celebrations have reached an advanced stage and are being spearheaded by the National Steering Committee chaired by Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska and the Zambia @50 Secretariat.
Mr Kalaba said Government is happy with the way preparations are going, and that his ministry is working hard to ensure the event is a success.
He called on Zambians to bury their political differences and celebrate the country’s 50th independence anniversary in unity, harmony and oneness.
Mr Kalaba said Zambia is a precious country that cannot afford to be divided by political and tribal differences.
The minister also said is a time of retrospection on the achievements and the failures the country has recorded.