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President Rupiah Banda says he will use his vast political experience to promote democracy by allowing people to enjoy their freedom of expression. The President has however emphasized that the right will not be allowed to damage national peace and interest.

 

The President disclosed this while in Mfuwe saying that his past service in political administration during the first republic has given him vast experience to handle issues. The President called on Zambians to exercise a culture of discipline and condemn insults as they comment on issues of national interest.

 

President Banda said Zambia is capable of achieving the needed economic development like other countries provided people become more hardworking and disciplined. He called for unity of purpose among the people as the Southern African nation works hard to address issues affecting various sectors of the economy.

 

Mr. Banda said he is determined to leave behind a legacy of discipline and hard work. He challenged the media to take a leading role in promoting a culture of discipline by discouraging politics of insults even in the wake of serious debates.

 

The Zambian leader is confident that the ongoing constitutional making process, through the National Constitutional Conference would be completed in good time before the next elections in 2011.

 

Meanwhile, Zambia’s president, Rupiah Banda, praised the Cuban Revolution’s achievements, especially in the sectors of healthcare and education and said it was an example for the Third World Countries.

 

Zambia‘s president, Rupiah Banda, praised the Cuban Revolution’s achievements, especially in the sectors of healthcare and education and said it was an example for the Third World Countries.

 

Banda made the statements upon welcoming the new Cuban ambassador to his country at a solemn ceremony. He appreciated the Cuban help to Zambia in the training of human resources by granting scholarships, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s website.

 

The resistance of the Cuban people to the economic blockade imposed by the U.S against the island for nearly half a century, and also the hurricanes that hit the country in 2008 was also noted by Mr. Banda.

 

The Zambian President congratulated the Cuban people on the 50th anniversary of the Revolution and reiterated the support of his country for the island.

 

Likewise, the Cuban ambassador Carmelina Ramirez thanked the president for his country’s stance against the American blockade on Cuba and in favor of the island’s fight for the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who have been imprisoned in US jails for more than 10 years. Ramirez also talked about the long history of bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

 

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