The Lusaka City Council LCC, has honored the Second Battalion of the Zambia Army with the Freedom of City status and presented them with an honours certificate .
Lusaka City Council Mayor Robert Chikwelete said the council recognizes the commitment and sacrifices that the second battalion has made in ensuring the protection of property and the citizens of Zambia.
The mayor further commended Army officers for their commitment to duties not only within the country but also through assistance they have rendered to other countries engulfed in wars world over.
Mr. Chikwelete was speaking when he conferred the Second Battalion of Zambia Army with the freedom of the city status at a ceremony held at the civic centre in Lusaka toady.
He said although the battalion has continued to face challenges in its operations, that the it has executed its duties professionally.
Mr. Chikwelete thanked the Men and Women and the commanding officer of the second battalion for working diligently for the nation.
The freedom of the city ceremony dates back to September 10, 1960 when the city of conferred the Northern Rhodesia regiment the freedom of entry into the city of Lusaka on all ceremonial occasions.
The city of Lusaka continued with the tradition after independence when the Northern regiment was changed to the Second Battalion of the Zambia regiment.