By Nation Reporter
DEFENCE minister Davies Chama has commended Zambia Air Force (ZAF) command for being professional and non-partisan in the just ended general elections.
Speaking during a familiarisation tour of ZAF headquarters at City Airport in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Chama said President Edgar Lungu was impressed with the continued loyalty from the ZAF command and its personnel, especially during difficult times such as the transition period.
He said some people were deceived by negative messages from the social media about Government which has cost some civil servants their jobs and made their families suffer.
He said Government shall forever remain committed to work with the air force whose men and women in uniform had defended the sovereignty of the country so that Zambia could be a better country.
“All past Presidents have been committed in transforming the challenges that people and the nation were facing and I am happy that ZAF has been on top of things,” he said. Mr Chama commended ZAF for rendering unwavering support to Government and outstanding in terms of infrastructure development in the country.
And ZAF Commander Lieutenant General Eric Chimese said ZAF and the entire command would continue to be loyal to the country and would not become politically partisan, but support the government of the day.