Message From The Rector On Zambia’s Golden Jubilee
It was the cry of our for-fathers, like the Israelites suffering oppression at the hands of the Egyptians. Overwhelmed by a feeling of despondency and dejection, tears became the wine of life, sad faces everywhere, hate for the oppressor interminably engraved in their hearts. As derived from our nature as human beings to live freely and peacefully with one another sharing equal rights, instead we were alienated from our own land and denied our right to enjoy our national resources. This was our story but later became history.
Like a Deja vu the struggle to emancipatory roads was opened by courageous men and women. Though in the genesis all seemed vein but determination and thirst for freedom was the driving force for those zealous heroes. Songs of freedom, poems of liberty, and slogans of peace, love and unity painted our lips. The blood by our fore-fathers was not in vain but instead it accorded us the rising of Zambian flag as a sign of liberty. Freedom at last, a new era had begun and our identity realized. The rising of a new sun on the 24th of October 1964, like a noble eagle in its flight, we saw freedom, colors of our national flag raised to the highest.
Like a smiling baby in its mother’s arms, today mother Zambia smiles at Africa and the world at large as she celebrates her golden jubilee, 50 years of liberty, time of profound joy and love shared among the Zambian people.
“As Zambia celebrate her 50th anniversary on October 24, please allow me to offer profound felicitations on behalf of the St. Bonaventure University College Management, academic and non-academic staff, Students’ Union, and the entire SBUC community to you and all the people of Zambia at home and in the diaspora on this extraordinary landmark. Happy Golden Jubilee Mother Zambia! God bless our beautiful Nation Zambia.” –
St. Bonaventure University College