Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed concern over increasing levels of tribal sentiments, especially in the political arena, which risk plunging the country into chaos.
The Zambian leader said there is an urgent need to nip tribalism or tribal sentiments in the bud before they escalate to uncontrollable levels.
“After more than 50 years of independence and after more than 50 years of peace and tranquility, fortified by tribal intermarriages and coexistence, it is saddening that we continue to hear of tribal sentiments being perpetrated especially in the political arena,” the Zambian leader said when he officiated at a conference of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) in the eastern part of the country, according to a statement posted on the official State House Facebook page.
According to him, it was unacceptable and retrogressive for every progressive mind aspiring to take Zambia to greater heights in its national development agenda to promote tribalism.
“We should not view ourselves as this one comes from tribe A or B, but we are all one,” said Lungu. Enditem