Lungu leaves for Namibia
President Edgar Lungu has left for Namibia to officiate at that country’s Heroes National day that falls tomorrow.
The Presidential challenger jet left Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 15:25 this afternoon.
The President told journalists before departure that he is expected back in the country tomorrow.
ZNBC’s Jeff Banda reports from Namibia that President Lungu will be officiating at the Namibian Heroes day at the invitation of his counterpart President Hage Geinggob..
According to a programme released by Zambia’s High Commissioner to Namibia Sylvia Chalikosa, the President is this evening expected to attend a state dinner that has been organized in his honour.
Ms. Chalikosa said the mission is grateful for the invitation extended to the Zambian Head of State.
August 26th, is celebrated by Namibians to mark the death of the country’s heroes in the freedom struggle.
President Edgar Lungu has since arrived in the Namibian Capital Windhoek where he is expected to officiate at that the Heroes National day tomorrow.
The President was welcomed by Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah at Eros International Airport.
And speaking at the airport President Lungu said there is need to find a criteria for identifying remaining freedom fighters in Zambia.
He said it is vital to celebrate and remember the sacrifices of freedom fighters.
After arrival the President and his entourage were taken to State House in Namibia.
At State House, President Lungu met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob.
The President will this evening attend a State dinner which will be held in his honour.