FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has indicated willingness to help find an amicable solution to the continued impasse on the Barotseland Agreement of 1964, according to the government controlled and edited Times of Zambia.
Dr Kaunda’s spokesperson, Solomon Musonda said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the first president was the father of the nation and also a citizen of Zambia and, as such, he was concerned with the developments surrounding the Barotse Agreement, of which he was a co-signatory.
Dr Kaunda, renowned for the slogan “One Zambia, One Nation”, a symbol of unity, appended his signature with Litunga Mwanawina Lewanika to the Barotse Agreement prior to the country’s independence from British colonial rule.
“Dr Kaunda is the father of the nation and he is a concerned citizen and so he is ready to discuss with stakeholders how best this issue can be resolved.
For now he is not available for further details but he is concerned and would be ready at an appropriate time. This time is not appropriate but when the time is right he will be available to help,” Mr Musonda said.