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British High Commissioner James Thornton has paid tribute to the late President, Michael Chilufya Sata. Mr Thornton said:
“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of His Excellency the President.
Michael Sata was a veteran politician who served in a variety of government positions, and as a tenacious opposition leader, before becoming President in 2011. He was a man who cared deeply about the people of Zambia and about the country’s development. During his Presidency Zambia continued its rapid economic growth. His government invested heavily in developing Zambia’s infrastructure, and has made some good recent progress in areas such as civil service reform. His Government was particularly active in promoting the rights of women and girls.”
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