Government has passionately appealed to Zambians to use the country’s 45th independence celebrations to promote unity in diversity.
Chief Government Spokesperson, Ronnie Shikapwasha, said unity in diversity was one sure way of honouring heroes that fought for the political independence of Zambia.
Lieutenant General Shikapwasha said this when he launched the 2009 independence week on the national broadcaster, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) last evening.
He said Zambians in the political, social and religious realm to put aside their differences and celebrate independence with the unanimity it deserves.
He called on political parties, civil society and religious groupings to mobilize their members and celebrate Zambia’s 45th independence anniversary in peace and unity.
General Shikapwasha, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, said unity in diversity was an effective recipe for achieving economic independence, which the country so much desires.
He appealed for the preservation of the unity and peace which Zambia has enjoyed in the last 45 years of political independence.
Zambia celebrates her 45th independence anniversary on October 24th.