I’m humbled – KK

By KAIKO NAMUSA in Addis Ababa –

FIRST Republican President Kenneth Kaunda says he is humbled that Zambia has been recognised by the African Union (AU) for the role it played during the independence struggle of other African countries.

Dr Kaunda said in an interview on arrival on Wednesday night, ahead of being honoured by the AU for his role to liberate some African States that the recognition was not only for him, but for the Zambian people as well.

“I am grateful to the AU for recognising what Zambia did during the struggle for independence. The AU is not only honouring one man, they are honouring the whole country and I am grateful for that,” Dr Kaunda said.

He would be honoured by the AU as it hosts the 21st Ordinary Summit being held alongside celebrations to mark 50 years of its (OAU) existence, under the theme ‘Pan-Africanism and Africa Renaissance.’

Several activities have been lined up ahead of the official summit on Sunday.