Friday, May 24, 2024

President Hichilema Commemorates Dr. Kenneth Kaunda’s Centenary Birthday at Lubwa Mission


President Hakainde Hichilema led the nation in commemorating the centenary birthday of Zambia’s First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, at Lubwa Mission in Chinsali. Joined by Panji Kaunda, Dr Kaunda’s eldest son and other dignitaries the event served as a poignant tribute to the enduring legacy of a global icon who contributed immensely to the liberation struggles not only in Africa but across the world.

President Hichilema reiterated Dr. Kaunda’s profound impact on Zambia and beyond, highlighting his unwavering commitment to freedom, unity, and social justice. He emphasized the significance of honoring Dr. Kaunda’s memory through the reintroduction of free education, a policy emblematic of the late President’s belief in equal access to education for all Zambians.

“President Kaunda demonstrated that there is more that unites us than what divides us,” remarked President Hichilema, underscoring the importance of peace and unity in realizing Zambia’s full potential as a nation. His words echoed Dr. Kaunda’s timeless message of unity and solidarity, which remains as relevant today as it was during his presidency.

As a symbol of respect and remembrance, President Hichilema and attendees laid wreaths at the resting place of Dr. Kaunda’s parents in Chinsali, honoring the familial roots of the esteemed leader whose legacy continues to inspire generations.

“We are One Zambia, One Nation, and One People,” affirmed President Hichilema, encapsulating the spirit of national unity and cohesion championed by Dr. Kaunda throughout his life.

The commemoration ceremony at Lubwa Mission not only celebrated Dr. Kenneth Kaunda’s remarkable life but also reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to upholding his values of compassion, equality, and unity. As the nation honors the centenary of its founding father, the legacy of Dr. Kaunda serves as a guiding light for Zambia’s journey towards a brighter and more inclusive future.

President Hichilema ,Panji Kaunda and Nevers Mumba during the Centenary Birthday Commemorations of Zambia’s First President, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda


President Hichilema at the resting place of Dr. Kaunda’s parents in Chinsali,

Panji Kaunda speaking during the Centenary Birthday Commemorations of Zambia’s First President, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda


  1. ……….

    It’s a real pity the former President lungu was not present………

    His behaviour when in power sowed the seeds of all this………..

    Let this be a lesson to leaders in zambia……..

    You reap what you sow…….

  2. Indeed absolute power corrupts absolutely! Hasn’t it occurred to HH that he’s the only one and his Ministers that are addressing public meetings since he took over from ECL? I’m sure he doesn’t see it that way. Why should Panji be a civil servant at 77yrs old? Is Zambia short of people that can serve? Self introspection is important, it’ll save us from carrying on as if all is well yet there’s everything wrong in what we do

    • what is your complaint sir? Do you know the role of the ambassador? what does the law say about their recruitment into Civil Service say? Sata had even appointed people from UNIP Central Committee who were older than him.

    • Unless it were a Biden or Trump playing cowboy you’d always show disdain for your own
      Have you bothered to find out the average age of serving presidents or civil servants world wide
      You just need to have a healthy mind mister

    • @Doug, so you mean to say that if Sata were an id iot, HH should feel proud to emulate him? If that be the case then HH is chimbwi no plan just like he referred to Sata. This isn’t the change he promised us. He’s just wasting our time

  3. Lungu must be a demon by UPND praise singers… the sheer of hatred. Where is One Zambia One nation? Why can’t people really work together for the betterment of our nation? I wonder really!!!

  4. Yes it’s good to let bygones be bygones…. but you can only forgive but you cannot forget… twice Mr Hakainde Hichilema called Dr Kaunda a PF cadre
    When he formed an alliance with Michael Sata and it appeared Dr Kaunda favored Michael to lead the alliance..
    After Edgar Lungu became president and Dr Kaunda appeared to approve….
    But like they say you cannot say bad things at the funeral of deceased.

  5. Is this not a memorial ?
    As long as we keep calling a spade a rose or something else we are going nowhere !

  6. Well at least the high commissioner to nyasaland was present..yet still no minister for external relations…it must be a secondary position. Though it was not necessary to 1. Reveal ‘a secret’ share by KK with you and 2. To state how you have given jobs to ‘children’ of former Presidents meaning the only merit is your father must be head of state? So KK,FTJ children catered for …what about LPM, RB. MCS never mind ECL? That’s how folly that approach is…

  7. Mumba has outlived his clergy stature and now is there trotting the breadth and width of Zambia doing absolutely nothing. May be waiting for Hakainde to drop some crumbs for him. The once vibrant MMD cannot even raise a councilor and Nevers Sekwila Mumba calls himself president of MMD. Court cases regarding his replacement are protected by his colleagues in Govt who would rather have a deadwood lead MMD than a vibrant young man to provide checks and balances. Shame.

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