President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was gratified to his counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the invitation to Zambia’s 52nd Independence Day anniversary celebrations.
During a state banquet yesterday, Museveni expressed his happiness to be “home on such an incredible and historical day.”
“I am happy to be in my home. Zambian people are the same as Ugandans, they have the same dialect,” Museveni said.
Museveni said both countries are to discuss matters of mutual interest especially in the areas of agriculture; to create employment for the young and ‘stamp’ out poverty.
He also applauded the people of Zambia for re-electing President Lungu and called upon the opposition to work amicably with the ruling government.
“I salute the Zambian people for electing the current President and whoever lost should reconcile,” he added.
Museveni further recognized former President Mzee Kenneth Kaunda for his monumental role in the development of Zambia, “We should respect mzee Kaunda; he built the first Zambian University. For us in Uganda, Kenneth Kaunda is a hero.”
President Yoweri Museveni is Chief Guest at the National celebrations of Zambia’s 52nd, Independence anniversary in Lusaka today (Monday) October 24th, 2016.