FORMER president Rupiah Bwezani Banda has described his invitation to Namibia’s presidential inauguration ceremony this Saturday as testimony of the gratitude that the Namibian people continue to show to all who contributed to that country’s political independence.
Apart from Zambian government officials, Namibia has invited, among other international dignitaries, first republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda, and veteran diplomat Vernon Mwaanga.
Mr Banda was grateful to the Namibian government for the invitation extended to him and other eminent Zambians to the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Dr Hage Geingob, an event that will also mark that country’s 25th independence anniversary.
The former head of State said his contribution and that of Dr Kaunda and Dr Mwaanga was public knowledge, which should make every Zambian proud just as the citizens of other countries are proud of their respective roles.
Both Mr Banda and Dr Mwaanga served as presidents of the United Nations Council for Namibia during their time as Zambian ambassadors to the United Nations.
This is according to a statement released yesterday by deputy administrative assistant Kennedy Limwanya.