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President Chiluba honoured

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Sunday, the 18th of June, 2022 marked 12 years since Late President Chiluba went to be with the Lord.

Zambians from all walks of life gathered at the Presidential Embassy Park to honor 2nd Republican President Dr. Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba for declaring Zambia a Christian Nation.

President Chiluba declared Zambia as a Christian Nation on 29th December 1991 at the State House grounds.

In attendance where several members of the clergy who included Bishop Billy Mfula, Apostle Kunda, Bishop David Masupa, Reverend Nyirenda who officiated the event.

The event was jointly organised by the FJT Memorial Committee chaired by Mzee Chapa Chikamba, President Chiluba Special Assistant Mr. Richard Sakala(Press and Public Relations), Donald Chanda (Economic)and the Chiluba family. Bishop Billy Mfula as lead of the Advocates of Zambia as a Christian Nation was also part of Preparatory Committee.

The Government was represented by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism Evans Muhanga.

Former Republican President Mr. Edgar Lungu and Former First Lady Esther Lungu, were also in attendance. Former Republican Vice Presidents Mr. Enock Kavindale and Dr. Nevers Mumba together with Former Government Officials who served with Late President Chiluba and Members of the Lunda Royal Establishment of Mwata Kazembe were also attended.

The theme for this year’s memorial was honoring President Chiluba, the Man who declared Zambia a Christian Nation.

In a homily presented at the Embassy Presidential Park, Bishop Billy Mfula emphasized the need to honor Late President Chiluba for declaring Zambia a Christian Nation. He said that only when We do, that is when Country will get its inheritance.

After the homily, the clergy went and blessed two crosses which will be placed at President Chiluba musoleum.

In an address by Former Republican Vice President Mr. Enock Kavindale, he called upon the Government to honor President Chiluba by returning his assets to his family. He took a swipe at how Members of the now dismantled Task Force on Corruption made money through allowances. He then said that one day, he will write a book to expose them.

In his remarks, the FTJ Chiluba Preparatory Committee Chairperson Mr. Mzee CY Chikamba thanked the Government and all who attended for finding time to attend the memorial anniversary.

He then said that Dr. Chiluba’s Presidency resulted in ending shortages of essential commodities, Economic liberalisation, Housing empowerment, Public transport, Improved water and Sanitation, New thinking, Self confidence and attitudes towards development.

Mr. Chikamba then thanked Republican President Mr Hakainde Hichilema for being the first Republican President to promise to look into the affairs of Dr. Chiluba. He said that the family has suffered total neglect since 2002 and the Committee looked forward towards a fair resolution of assets and affairs of Dr. Chiluba.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Rest Well sir. You tried your best. Without you there would be no multi party democracy, without mwanawasa there would be no meeting hipc requirements. Without my father Sata and ECL there would be no infrastructure development revolution. Kaya what hh has achieved. Nothing apart from globe trotting. Rip

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  2. This man Kafupi caused pain and suffering to so many Zambians, I fail to see how he can be honored. To honor him Is to condone wife stealing, assassinations, corruption, police brutality and the complete breakdown of a nation’s economy.

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    • When you die ,people will gather to honor you too, they will not even bother about your own shortcomings as they will cling to good memories of you. I hope you understand why we honor Chiluba

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    • @2020vision, you can only talk like that if you never lived in KK’s time. You must be a kid. This man is the pioneer of democracy. I curse you that when you die people should remember all your bad deeds.

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    • There is no such thing as wife stealing. It takes two to tangle. The wife is not an innocent part in the affair. Talking about suffering, may be we needed someone to change up things and wake us from the slumber we were in during the KK days, when KK was our god and you were condemned if you got wealthy. Chiluba happened to be the man to change things. KK economics were unsustainable.

  3. Policeman arresting you is Bally’s nephew and Magistrate is Bally’s auntie.

    Where is the justice? Total Nonsense!!!

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  4. There’s no greater honour than to be elected as President of the Republic of Zambia by the people themselves. What other honour can be bestowed on Chiluba? They did not turn up to honour him but to remember him.

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  5. My life started to in 1992 and I made great progress because of Sir FTJ, you will never be forgotten.

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  6. He was a crook like the rest of them and he got caught and had to give it back. Why people idolised these political people, they are servants of the public not the other way round

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  7. How did this grave cost tax payers money and how much does it cost tax payers money for maintenance……you don’t see such graves in wealth Western countries

  8. I only learnt how beautiful and powerful it is for one to own a house during FTJ’s time, I salute him for that.
    KZ thumbs up though it’s too early to include the last sentence on the 7th President.
    I always say, each president has his specific ‘calling ‘.
    Rest well Mr Chiluba you did your part. We will indeed remember you for declaring our Nation a Christian Nation, there are many freedoms that come with the declaration.

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  9. Those assets they are crying for belong to the people of zambia and were not for FTJ as they were bought using stolen funds from zamtrop. They should therefore remain property of the state. Let the family go and and look for jobs like everybody else and if kavindele is so concerned for them let them be given jobs in one of his companies.

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