By: Bright Chikele….
PRESIDENT Edger Lungu has assured the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) that Zambia is going to have transparent, peaceful, free and fair elections because the country strongly believes in the fundamental principles of democracy.
Speaking during a luncheon at Mukuba Hotel hosted for visiting Mozambique President Fillipe Nyusi, President Lungu said Zambia would endeavour to hold transparent elections as it had always done since the dawn of multi-party democracy.
President Lungu asked President Nyusi, who is SADC chairperson, to ensure election observers were present for the August elections and that Zambia would fully cooperate.
“Just like in Mozambique and other countries, after elections there are people that always cry foul but it is not because elections were not held in a transparent manner,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu said Government appreciated the cordial relationship between Mozambique and Zambia and that the relations had been cordial from independence struggle as citizens embraced each other as brothers and sisters.