Queen Elizabeth II has despatched a message of condolences to President Hakainde Hichilema and the individuals of Zambia on the demise of the fourth Republican President, Rupiah Banda.
In her message to President Hichilema yesterday, the Queen has described the late former President, Mr. Banda, as a ceaseless advocate for peace, reconciliation, and democracy, who had a lifelong report of service to the individuals of Zambia.
She expressed profound disappointment that Zambia has, in lower than one 12 months, needed to lose a second nice statesman after the demise of founding President, Kenneth Kaunda final 12 months.
Queen Elizabeth II has nonetheless urged Zambians to take satisfaction within the legacy of Mr. Banda and Dr. Kaunda for his or her management to the nation.
Elizabeth II is the Queen of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire. She can also be the Head of the Commonwealth.
That is contained in a press assertion made accessible to the media in Lusaka yesterday by President Hichilema’s Spokesperson, Anthony Bwalya.
In the meantime, Britain has eulogized the late fourth republican president Rupiah Banda and described him as a beautiful ambassador for Zambia and a fantastic ally of the UK (UK).
British Excessive Commissioner to Zambia, Nicholas Woolley, stated the late president was enthusiastic in rising the hyperlinks of the 2 nations in soccer, expertise and science.
Mr. Wooley famous that Queen Elizabeth II has written to the federal government of Zambia personally expressing her deepest condolences and the demise of Mr. Banda.
“The Queen has acknowledged the vital function he had for all Zambians as a peace builder,” he stated.
Mr. Woolley stated this when He and his Spouse, Debra Woolley, conveyed their condolences to the previous first woman, Thandiwe Banda, at Belvedere lodge in Lusaka right now.
Belvedere lodge in Lusaka has been designated as a spot the place individuals mourning the late Mr. Banda will collect.
In the meantime, the Chinese language authorities stated Mr. Banda made an excellent contribution towards the event of the Zambia-China Friendship Affiliation (ZCFA).
And Chinese language Embassy Cost d’ Affaires, Lai Bo, stated the late Mr. Banda will probably be remembered as an outdated good friend for the Chinese language individuals.
He added that the Chinese language Embassy believes that the Zambia-China relations will proceed to bear fruits.
“I want to categorical our deepest condolences and honest sympathy to you and the bereaved household,” he stated.
And Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Ryuta Mizuuchi stated Mr. Banda will probably be remembered for the solidarity he shared when he visited the embassy after the nice earthquake occurred in Japan in 2011.
Former International Affairs Minister, Joe Malanji, recommended the late Mr. Banda for enhancing worldwide relations between Zambia and different nations throughout and after his tenure as president.
Mr. Malanji disclosed that Zambia partly benefited when it comes to infrastructure growth that had been profitable because of the legacy and interactions the late Mr. Banda had with different nations.