Dr Kaunda praises Sata on good governance
FIRST republican President Kenneth Kaunda says the Patriotic Front government has done well in good governance since assuming office in September last year.
He was speaking when he met Seychelles founding President James Mancham at his office in Lusaka yesterday.
Dr Kaunda said he recognises the efforts President Sata has made in promoting good governance.
“The current President and his team are doing a wonderful job. I think some of us recognise that,” he said.
Dr Kaunda accepted his nomination by Sir James for the international Gusi peace for the statesmanship award.
Sir James is former president of Seychelles and winner of the 2011 international Gusi peace for statesmanship.
He said he had been mandated by the organisers of the award to nominate an eminent former African president for the 2012 award.
Sir James has been in the country attending the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) meetings as part of the council of elders.
Sir James said the continent is now living on the dawn of great Africa, adding that Dr Kaunda is remembered at many international meetings.
He said Africa and the world hold Dr Kaunda in high esteem.
“It’s great to meet you. Africa and the world remember you. Thank you for what you did for the younger countries,” Sir James said.
He said Africa and the rest of the world remember Dr Kaunda’s immense contribution to development and freedom on the continent.
Sir James bemoaned the conflicts on the continent, saying money spent on armament could have gone towards fighting poverty.