FIRST President Dr Kenneth Kaunda has urged young people to use the Golden rule as a basis of upholding a unitary Zambian state. FIRST Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has urged young people to use the Golden rule as a basis of upholding a unitary Zambian state.
Addressing pupils at Munali Secondary School after launching the Zambian Freedom Trial Project on August 8, 2013, Dr Kaunda urged the youth to love one another and uphold the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ motto.
He also urged Zambians to love God and seek his guidance in all they did.
“Love God your creator with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. Love your neighbor as you love yourself and do unto others as you would have them to do unto you,” Dr Kaunda said.
He said the commandments are what helped him and his colleagues fight for independence and thus should be used as guiding principle to keep Zambia as a unitary state.
“These are the commandments that helped my colleagues and I come out of colonial power and establish Zambia. 73 indigenous tribes all came together and if we did not follow these commandments, we would not have had the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ motto,” he said.
Dr Kaunda urged young people to emulate the freedom fighters and respect their history.
During the same event, outgoing United States Ambassador to Zambia Mark Stroella advised Zambians to value their history.
Mr. Stroella said Zambia had a rich cultural history that was not to be forgotten.
He called on the youths to emulate their freedom fighters that worked in unison to achieve one goal, an independent nation.
Also present at the event were freedom fighters inlcuding Mama Kankasa, Grey Zulu, Simon Zukas, Sikota Wina and Peter Matoka.