Government has called on Zambians across the country to turn up in large numbers and celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee of independence.
Chief Government spokesperson Joseph Katema says the Golden Jubilee is a historic and non-partisan event requiring all Zambians to express their eternal gratitude to God for preserving the nation as an oasis of peace in a world beset by civil strife and man-made and natural calamities.
Dr. Katema who is also Information and Broadcasting minister said it was now time to put aside political diversity and celebrate the hard won independence been celebrated under the theme: “Commemorating God’s Favour of Zambia’s 50 Years of Independence for Continued Peace, Unity, Democracy, Patriotism and Prosperity”.
He said in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka that the theme aspires to encourage the nation to continue to pursue the ideals of democracy and to strive for prosperity for all.
Dr. Katema emphasised that Independence Day is the birthday for Zambia and as at every birthday, which is a reminder of one’s age, whether in poverty or riches, it is time to reflect on one’s life and give thanks to the Almighty God.
He said it is in this spirit that government is calling on all Zambians and the peoples of the world to join hands and celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee which was attained at immense cost and sacrifice.
The Information Minister said beyond 50 years, Government under the leadership of President Michael Sata reaffirms its commitment to work to the fullest of its ability in making Zambia a better and prosperous place for all.