HH on 51st Independence anniversary

Independence Day is an important reminder to us, to pay our respects to Zambia’s freedom fighters. It is also a powerful reminder that together we have the power to overcome obstacles in our path.

In marking the occasion we should proudly celebrate our unity as a nation, which, since Independence still holds strong. Without being prescriptive, let us spend this day with friends and family in every corner of the country as we ask ourselves, what legacy we will leave 50 years from now?

One of the best ways in which we can mark the occasion is to come together and turn our energies into supporting our fellow citizens who are still struggling to enjoy their freedoms, whether it is because they cannot afford to put food on their table or they are unable to access basic services such as water and electricity.

We are commemorating this event by participating in charitable activities by visiting and sharing a few gifts with some of our vulnerable groups in society. In this we feel duty bound to share the joy of our independence by sharing what we have with some of the orphanages in Lusaka who are dire straits especially under the prevailing economic situation and hardships.

As the Bible reminds us, in Acts 10 vs 35“ In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President 

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