Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema commemorated the Heroes and Unity holiday yesterday.

Hichilema paid tribute to those striving to make the country more just and equitable.

Below is the full statrment

As we celebrate Heroes and Unity day, we celebrate the bravery and resilience of all our fellow citizens, past and present, those who are going the extra mile towards making our country more just and equitable for all. These are our heroes.

Today we salute our mothers and fathers for keeping our families together, our healthcare workers who stood on the frontline to keep us safe at the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, the truck drivers moving goods around our country, the farmers who even under the threat of climate change keep growing the food we eat. And for standing up together in the preservation of our national unity in diversity, as well as our cherished peace, we all are the real heroes.

God bless you, and may He bless the Republic of Zambia.

Hakainde Hichilema,
President of the Republic of Zambia.