RUPIAH Banda served as Zambia’s fourth republican President. He was elected as president after the death of then sitting President Levy Mwanawasa in 2008.
Mr Banda ruled the country for three years – from 2008 to 2011 – and he united the country after the demise of President Mwanawasa, which was not easy.
To the chagrin of many Zambians and foreigners alike, there is no public infrastructure in the country, such as a hospital or university, named after Mr Banda.
We have public infrastructures named after some heads of State.
These are Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, FTJ Chiluba University under construction, Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Levy Park Mall, Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital and Edgar Chagwa Lungu Mall, which is under construction in Kitwe.
In view of the above, I humbly appeal to the appropriate authority to consider naming one of the public infrastructures after Mr Banda as a way of honouring him.