President Lungu Mourns Kashita, Fara

Lusaka, 13th January, 2020.

His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has described the late former Cabinet Minister Mr. Andrew Kashita as a consumate technocrat who believed that Zambia could not only be industrialised but democratised.

The President said Mr. Kashita, who died early Monday morning, was one of the earliest Zambian engineers who went on to become a Cabinet Minister in the UNIP Government.

The President said Mr. Kashita was among a group of eminent Zambians that fought for multi-party democracy because he believed the time had come to reform the political system in the country.

The President said Mr. Kashita will be remembered for the liberalisation of the transport sector in the country.

And President Lungu has paid tribute to former Zambia National Service Commandant, Major General Tom Fara who has died in the Maina Soko Military Hospital.

President Lungu says the history of the Zambia Defence Forces cannot be complete without the mention of the name Tom Fara.

The President said Maj.General Tom Fara, was a hard working General, who transformed the ZNS to what it is today.

“My thoughts are with the Kashita and Fara families at this moment, ” the President said.

Issued by:
Isaac Chipampe
Special Assistant To The President. (Press And Public Relations)
State House.


  1. jaguar


  2. Anthony

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace

  3. bombshell

    sad indeed I knew mr Kashita as a humble & selfless leader who loved his country.MHSRIEP

  4. Nene

    Rest in peace comrades..

  5. Temple

    Comment: rest in peace, ba pure democrats & dependable former Transport Minister

  6. Dr Fonicks

    Rest in peace Comrade Andrew Kashita. We remember the services you rendered to this great nation. I salute you sir. MYSRIP. Really, he has left a legacy.

  7. Joe kawimbe

    My deepest condolences to the Kashita and Fara families on the departure of these two eminent persons. Both of them have their names etched very strongly in the history of mother Zambia. They made us proud indeed. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

  8. Herv Rena

    Rest in peace, veteran.

  9. Kingston T


  10. Nyambe

    May his soul rest in peace and quiet,

  11. David

    So sad rip

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