Hammarskjöld remembered


ZAMBIA yesterday commemorated the 55th memorial service of the second secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) Dag Hammarskjöld with Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo calling for hard work to complete his noble mission of peace building in Zambia and the world.
Mr Hammarskjold served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961 in Ndola.
Speaking during the commemoration ceremony at the Dag Hammarskjöld memorial site in Ndola yesterday, Mr Lusambo said Zambia will continue to emulate the work of Dag Hammarskjöld to end conflicts and war.
“President Lungu has been on a crusade for peace for Zambia and all Zambians should emulate him for his crusade,” he said.
And Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin said the death left a void in many people although it is a source of inspiration to maintain peace.
“The government will remember him as a man of action and will continue to get his inspiration and guidance from him as a man of action,” he said.

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