Zambia makes strides in fighting violence and caderism

President Hakainde Hichilema says the country has recorded positive strides in the fight against violence and caderism.

President Hichilema said violence and caderism in the country has been tremendously controlled.

ZANIS reports that the Head of State said this today at Parliament buildings during his address to the nation on the progress made in the Application of National Values and Principles.

Mr Hichilema observed that the Lusaka Intercity Bus Terminus was previously controlled by carders but now people are operating freely.

“This intercity bus station you are seeing was full of carders. This administration made sure that sanity is brought back and this is what we have done,” he said.

Mr Hichilema added that violence has also been reduced in the country as opposed to how it was previously.

He observed that years back, guns and bullets were all over and some lives were lost.

“We saw this during by elections and hearing of some court cases. People lost lives and this administration worked around the clock and ensured that violence in the country is reduced. And am happy to report that his has been achieved,“ he said.

Mr Hichilema said tribalism is also one area that government will not tolerate and condone as it has potential affect the country’s national development.

Meanwhile, President Hakainde Hichilema arrived at Parliament buildings at exactly 09:27 hours this morning and was received by Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti and some Service Chiefs among other senior government officials.

The Speaker then led the President to the signing of the visitor’s book and thereafter proceeded to the chamber where he addressed the nation.

While giving his address, President Hichilema called on all stakeholders such as the church, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and others to come on board and help in the application of national values in the country.

“Am calling upon all stakeholders to come and board and help the country in the application of national values and principles,” he appealed.