President Edgar Lungu today led hundreds of Zambians to lay wreaths at the freedom Statue in Lusaka in honour of fallen heroes.
President Lungu was first to lay a wreath at the Statue and later Defense Chiefs and diplomats followed in laying their respective wreaths in remembrance of the departed heroes and heroines who fought for Zambia’s independence.The President was given a 21 gun salute mounted by Zambia Army Second battalion.
And Zambia Army Chaplain Colonel reverend Vincent Mwenya said there is need to fight corruption in order to progress as Africans in his speech.Colonel Mwenya reminded Africans not to conform to the things of the world but strive to renew their minds as he quoted the Bible in Romans 12 verse 2.
He said Africa can only progress and develop if corruption is totally eliminated.The chaplain added that everybody must recognise that corruption is universally shameful and should never be justified. Colonel Mwenya added that accountability and transparency must be embraced at all levels of government.He noted that corruption provides fertile soil for tribalism, nepotism and dishonesty among others vices.The chaplain further said that Africa needs total transformation which is sustainable.
This year’s Africa freedom day was celebrated under the theme ’’ Winning the Fight against Corruption-a Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.