CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
FORMER First Lady Christine Kaseba has urged politicians to put their differences aside and unite so that the country can move forward in terms of development.
Dr Kaseba says politicians need to tolerate one another for the country to develop further.
She said this in an interview yesterday during the professional funeral service for former Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde.
“If I could borrow the values that Dr Kasonde espoused; he was non-confrontational. He set his heart to the job at hand, and this is what I would call upon all politicians to do, to tolerant one another,” Dr Kaseba said.
She said politicians should emulate Dr Kasonde’s non-confrontational approach when addressing challenges.
“Let us move the development of this nation together, whether you are in the opposition or the ruling party. Our interest is to better the lives of Zambians, so let us all move together,” she said.
Dr Kaseba urged Zambians to promote peace so that there can be sustained development in the country.
“We need to protect the peace we are known for,” she said.
And the former First Lady described Dr Kasonde as an intelligent, humble and proactive obstetrician and gynaecologist who was dedicated to serving the interests of Zambians.
“I remember working with him while he was at the World Health Organisation, where he was instrumental in ensuring that the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University Teaching Hospital was recognised by World Health Organisation,” Dr Kaseba, who is a gynaecologist and obstetrician herself, said.