I took three days to read the entire golden jubilee supplement of Zambiaâ€™s independence and I would like to share with fellow readers who could have missed or ignored to read the bulky supplement.
The following are some of the major, interesting and educative parts that I learnt:
The late freedom fighter Dr Peter Matoka was in the first cabinet at the tender age of 34; The loss to Zambia arising from road traffic accidents is estimated at K1.0 billion or 3% of GDP; Former president Kaunda elevated Mr Sata from Governor to Minister of State for Decentralisation because of his effectiveness; Kalusha Bwalya is the only Zambian to have scoredÂ 10 goals at one edition of the 1996 AFCON.
There was also the story of 82-year-old freedom fighter Jacob Kapanga, who was shot twice by colonial soldiers on August 9, 1961 and later jailed for 6 months in prison; the womenâ€™s bank to open doors to the public on march 8, 2015; Sun international Zambia pumped K80,000 into theÂ renovation of Maramba Old Peoplesâ€™Â Home in Livingstone as part of jubilee present to senior citizens, John Mwanakatwe was the first black Zambian to obtain a university degree and Alexander Grey Zulu is the longest serving party-secretary-general since independence. Well done Zambia Daily Mail and keep it up.