ZEC calls for a fresh start as Zambia turns 50

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zambia-jubileeThe Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) says the best way to honor national heroes who fought for the country’s liberation as Zambia clocks 50 years of independence is to aspire to implement their aspirations of 1964 to free the Zambian people.

ZEC Secretary General Fr. Cleophas Lungu told Qfm in an interview that as the country celebrates its golden jubilee, no one should feel they are lving in a foreign country, be intimidated by the state or the Police, but that people should enjoy the freedom the country attained in 1964.

the best way to celebrate the 50 years of independence is to start afresh as a country by enacting the new constitution.

Fr. Lungu said it is also the duty of the government to empower Zambians through education, and through the creation of jobs especially the youths.

He added that it is also important for the country to inculcate the values of democracy such as freedom of speech,freedom of association among others unlike what is prevailing at present were citizens are not free to do most things freely.

Fr. Lungu further stated that the best way to celebrate the 50 years of independence is to start afresh as a country by enacting the new constitution.