I am also thankful to all citizens across the globe for the messages of goodwill.
In our address during the State banquet, we stated that peace and stability is the prerequisite for economic development and that Africa and the World at large must uphold this.
We also indicated that it is high time Africans begun taking responsibility for various challenges we are faced with and that before we seek solutions elsewhere, we must first look within.
The narrative that Africa is a trouble maker and that Africans like fighting amongst themselves must be changed because trouble anywhere is trouble everywhere as we are witnessing in some parts of the World.
Fellow citizens. During our address and riding on the remarks by His Majesty King Mswati III that several of our brothers and sisters have made families in this Kingdom, we appealed to those residing herein and elsewhere (diaspora) to continue striving to be the best citizens as they are our country’s representatives.
Zambia is known to be peaceful and whilst in office, we are working hard to ensure that we can indeed add that other than peace, Zambia becomes to be known as a developed country.
Zambia is getting better and indeed will be better.
May God bless the people of Eswatini Kingdom and Zambia.
Bayete! Bayete! Siyabonga kakulu!
President of the Republic of Zambia.