Former President Rupiah Banda says Zambians should be proud of President Lungu because, unlike his predecessor Michael Sata, he has raised the profile of the country.
Mr Banda said yesterday that President Lungu, unlike late Michael Sata, is doing his best to put the country on the world map as evidenced by people coming to Zambia.
Some of the presidents who have come to Zambia since January this year are Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Peter Mutharika (Malawi) and Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe).
Rupiah Banda was comparing this to the fact that during the PF founder’s rule, no foreign president apart from Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe visted Zambia.
Mr Banda urged Zambians to support the President for peace and unity to continue flourishing in the country.
“As Zambians, we should be proud of President Lungu, he is doing his best to put the country on the world map as evidenced from the arrivals here at the airport. I am in good relations with him and the respect I get from him sometimes makes me feel like I do not deserve it even if I am a former President. He also has lots of respect for humanity.’