Wednesday, 26 May 2010
AFRICA FREEDOM DAY IN LUSAKA
The reception during the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day was spectacular in Lusaka. It was characterised by dance from different parts of Zambia. There was also two dance troupes from Egypt and these are the El Arish and Team and Nubia Drums.
Zambian dancers included Brian Chilala, song bird Angela Nyirenda and others. The MMD Lusaka district choir blended very well with the Salvation choir. The event was beamed live on the national broadcaster ZNBC with Doreen Mukanzo and Francis being in charge of directing the programme.
President Rupiah Banda graced the occassion with First Lady Thandiwe who was emaculately dressed in an Africa dress while Mr Banda came in a black suit. Second republican president Frederick Chiluba was also present together with other opposition political party leaders such as Humphrey Siulapwa and Cozmo Mumba from the New Generation Party and New Revolution party respectively.
There was enough to eat and drink. I was happy because this drinks did not include alcoholic beverages, which has been a source of trouble among some guests in the past.
Some guests complained against the absence of Mosi, Castle and others, but the order that characterised the ceremony must be repeated next year.