Monday, 13 June 2016 08:19

Kenneth Kaunda Receives Noble Peace Award

FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has received the first ever Noble Peace Award from Pillars of Peace Zambia chapel for being a champion and an ambassador of peace throughout his life.

Dr Kaunda has been recognised not only for negotiating and acting as a mediator for peace locally but regionally and globally.

And President EdgarLungu who was guest of honour in a speech read for him by Gender Minister Nkandu Luo, said the award was a significant contribution to peace and stability in Zambia.

"I believe, many of you do, that this is a well-deserved award," he said.

The incumbent was happy that Dr Kaunda was the first noble figure to receive this peace award from Pillars of Peace Zambian chapter.

President Lungu said the award was a well-deserved award by Dr Kaunda and that peace would always continue in Zambia because of him.

"Indeed it has been a long and very fruitful journey for Dr Kaunda, a journey which has greatly impacted our lives, giving a direction to humanity, Zambia and the whole world," he said.

He reminded guests of the values and ideas that Dr Kaunda had always espoused throughout his life as a leader not only locally but globally.

(All Africa)

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