The Freedom and Democracy Fighters Association of Zambia (FDFAZ) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting and working with the Patriotic Front (PF) Government in fostering development and ensuring that all Zambians enjoy equal rights.
The association has also commended Zambians for practising their democratic rights in the September 20 general elections which they described as peaceful..
Association Chairperson for Chilenje Branch Moses Chipanama said the freedom fighters are happy with the way Zambians have been conducting themselves since independence saying they have continued to hold democratic elections.
In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today ahead of Zambia’s 47th Independence Day which falls on Monday 24th October, Mr Chinama explained that despite Government having not taken care of the freedom fighters, they have remained united and continued to work with the State by remaining non partisan.
He noted that following advice from late third republican President Dr. Levy Mwanawasa that freedom fighters for them to form an association, they regrouped and started working together adding that the association was doing well.
However, he appealed to Government to look into the welfare of freedom fighters by constructing them a good office where they can be operating from saying that they are currently operating from old Council offices in Chilenje.
A check by ZANIS in Lusaka’s Chilenje township today found that the freedom fighters were operating from an old council structure partly used as a garage and car repairs.
Zambia next week on Monday commemorates its 47th Independence Anniversary under the theme ‘’Rejuvenating Our Prosperity, Patriotism and Fight Against Corruption. Some freedom fighters are expected to be honoured at an investiture ceremony to be held at State House.ZANIS