|Hon. Deepak Obhrai & Dr. Nevers Mumba in Ottawa yesterday|
Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the House of Commons, Hon. Deepak Obhrai has congratulated President Michael Sata on his election as Zambia’s new leader.
Mr. Obhrai also congratulated former President Rupiah Banda, who he said accepted the will of the people of Zambia and peacefully transitioned power to the newly elected President.
Addressing the House of Commons in Ottawa, Mr. Obhrai applauded all the candidates that participated in the elections and the Zambian people on their role in bringing about peaceful political transition through peaceful elections.
He observed that Zambia’s peaceful elections were another example of Africa’s drive towards building stronger democratic institutions and principles on the continent.
He noted that Zambia “remains” a key partner for Canada in Africa.
He added, “Canada contributed to the Zambia electoral process through the United Nations and Commonwealth.”
Two Canadian officials took part in the European Union’s election observation mission.
Meanwhile, Barrick Gold Corporation, the owners of Lumwana Mining Company Limited, have also added their voice in congratulating President Michael C Sata as Zambia’s fifth Republican President.
In a statement made available to the Zambia High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, the Board of Directors wished President Michael C Sata and his team every success and wished him their support in the highest office in the land to deliver his vision of growth and prosperity for Zambia.
This according to a press statement released by Press Secretary to the Zambian High Commission to Canada, Ben Kangwa.