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GOVERNMENT has sourced land for the construction of a Freedom Fighters’ Cenotaph in Solwezi.

Solwezi District Commissioner, Rosemary Kamalonga, said Government was equal to the task of distributing infrastructure development across the country and the province was not an exception.

Ms Kamalonga said once the construction of the Cenotaph was complete, the freedom fighters would be celebrated and remembered in a meaningful way, during the annual Africa Freedom Day. She was speaking during the interaction meeting with the freedom fighters from both the district and provincial committees in Solwezi yesterday.

Ms Kamalonga said the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day did not take place due to lack of a Cenotaph in Solwezi district as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Government under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu through the Provincial Administration has now found the place where the construction of a cenotaph will take place and next year the commemorations will take place,” she added.

Ms Kamalonga further made an appeal to the freedom fighters, as ambassadors of peace to help preach peace to both the politicians and the electorates especially the youths. She said peace was inevitable for economic development of every nation hence the need to be safeguarded both before, during and after the elections.

Meanwhile, Peter Kabaila, a freedom fighter, aged 72, thanked President Lungu for the spirit of peace he has demonstrated including developing the country without leaving anyone behind. The freedom fighters further pledged to continue preaching peace in the province.

Meanwhile, freedom fighters in the province have endorsed and pledged to rally behind the candidature of President Lungu to ensure he was voted back into power in the fourth coming  August 12 general elections.

They expressed happiness with many infrastructure development taking place in all sectors of the economy among them roads, schools, health and agriculture.


They further thanked Provincial Administration for sourcing land for the construction of a cenotaph.

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