Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's pointless for humans to fight each other - KK
By Fridah Nkonde
Wed 31 July 2013, 14:01 CAT

DR Kenneth Kaunda says it is pointless for human beings to fight each other. During the official launch of the Ng'ombe Initiative and Foxdale Court Office Park as part of Lusaka's centenary celebrations yesterday, Dr Kaunda said Zambians were able to maintain peace in the country because they appreciate the 'One Zambia One nation' motto.

The two buildings at Foxdale Court had been named after Dr Kaunda and late Mama Betty Kaunda.

"Why should we fight each other. Why should we kill each other when we were all created by one God? The bible says that you should love your neighbor with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. And above all, you should love your neighbour. We are all God's children. We have 73 tribes in our country and if we did not say 'one Zambia, one nation, we would have been fighting each other," he said.
"People are fighting each other, they are killing each other. There is no peace in Egypt, in Syria; in Palestine…thank God we are able to follow His commandments,"
Dr Kaunda said he was grateful for naming the two buildings at Foxdale Court after him and his late wife Mama Betty.
"Betty was fantastic for me. Thank you for putting us together again. She is there watching. Thank you to all of you who came to celebrate with us the 100 years. We thank God that we are celebrating Lusaka 100 years," said Dr Kaunda.
And Lusaka mayor Daniel Chisenga said the biggest challenge that the council was facing was keeping the city clean.
Chisenga said Lusaka City Council was overwhelmed with a lot of responsibilities because the population had grown, adding that there was a high demand on services offered to the people.
"In our last council meeting, we resolved that every market and bus station will be required to close at least once a month to clean up. Those markets and bus stations that won't do this will be closed permanently," said Chisenga.
Meanwhile, FNB head of strategic marketing and communication Clotilda Mulenga said the bank was happy to support initiatives that were aimed at rendering help to the communities.
And Ng'ombe Initiative chairperson Victoria Huwiler said the initiative was aimed at creating a model compound.
"The aim is to design a neighbourhood with street names, clean surroundings, recycling activities, a tourist information centre," said Huwiler.

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