A new association to represent freedom fighters called the Freedom Fighters Association has been launched in Lusaka.
The association aims at protecting values and foundations which were led by the freedom fighters in the struggle for Zambia’s independence.
Launching the association in Lusaka on Monday, Association Co-Patron Sikota Wina bemoaned the poor living conditions that most freedom fighters have been subjected to.
Mr. Wina has also called on government to appoint two Representatives to Parliament to look at the interests of freedom fighters in the country.
He also called on Zambians to embrace one another and enhance the country’s peace and unity.
Mr. Wina said it is important for Zambians to work at strengthening and deepening the country’s unity and democracy.
He said the sacrifice of the forefathers was not in vain because the country continues to uphold peace and independence that was fought for 52 years ago.