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Rugunda Attends Emotional Send off for Zambia’s Sata

Thousands turned up in Lusaka for President Sata's burial ceremony

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The Uganda`s most beautiful lady added that the contest is expected to take one month and therefore she requires about shs70m to help her secure air ticket, visa and get necessary requirements,

The Miss World 2014 events start from November 20, culminating in the Grand Final on December 14.

Arriving just in time for the festive season, the contestants will experience the famous Christmas spirit that can be found in England’s capital city.

For a little over 3 weeks, the contestants will experience the wonder of England’s vibrant multicultural metropolis whilst they take part in the Miss World Challenge Events and prepare themselves for the Big Final.

October saw 19 contestants take part in the Miss Uganda World event and it was 23 year old Kalanguka who took the crown, and with it the opportunity to represent her nation on the international stage.

The Ugandan beauty queen said during her stay in London, she intends to promote the country’s brand, tourist attraction centres and commercial agriculture.
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Kalanguka says she rushed to the speaker since she is very influential person who can help influence other people to raise money for her to go and represent Uganda at the annual event.

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The Uganda`s most beautiful lady added that the contest is expected to take one month and therefore she requires about shs70m to help her secure air ticket, visa and get necessary requirements.

The Miss World 2014 events start from November 20, culminating in the Grand Final on December 14.

Arriving just in time for the festive season, the contestants will experience the famous Christmas spirit that can be found in England’s capital city.

For a little over 3 weeks, the contestants will experience the wonder of England’s vibrant multicultural metropolis whilst they take part in the Miss World Challenge Events and prepare themselves for the Big Final.

October saw 19 contestants take part in the Miss Uganda World event and it was 23 year old Kalanguka who took the crown, and with it the opportunity to represent her nation on the international stage.

The Ugandan beauty queen said during her stay in London, she intends to promote her country’s brand, tourist attraction centres and commercial agriculture.
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Dr Rugunda, who represented President Museveni, was received at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by the Zambian Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Christopher Mulenga, the Zambian High Commissioner to Uganda resident in Tanzania, Judith Kapijimpanga and other Zambian and Ugandan officials.

Thousands of mourners, including Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhamad Nsereko, braved the late morning and afternoon scotching sun to attend the Requiem Mass in honour of the fallen leader at the National Heroes’ Stadium, Lusaka.

Dr Rugunda attended the Mass along with Presidents Uhuru Kenyata (Kenya), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Armando Gwebuza (Mozambique), Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia), and Hery Rajaonarimampianina (Madagascar), and African Union Commission Chairperson Dlamini Zuma. Kenneth Kaunda, the first Zambian president and the fourth, Rupiah Banda also attended.

Prime Minister Rugunda is led from the VIP Lounge at the National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka to the tent to attend the funeral service of the late Zambian leader, Michael Sata on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 (Photo by PMPU)

Prime Minister Rugunda is led from the VIP Lounge at the National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka to the tent to attend the funeral service of the late Zambian leader, Michael Sata on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 (Photo by PMPU)

The Queen of England, Zambia’s former colonial power, was represented by a delegation while other delegations came from China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, membership of the South African Development Cooperation and the East African Community, among others.

President Mugabe who spoke on behalf of the Heads of State, said: “Though he has departed from this earthly realm there is a palpable sense of greatness which shall live forever,” attracting deafening applause from the stadium stands.

He said the most befitting tribute to the fallen leader was to continue his illustrious work that includes implementing hydropower projects and other ventures that were jointly undertaken by the SADC countries.

Zambia’s acting President Dr Guy Scott appealed for oneness, pledging to have a new president within 80 days. According to the Zambian Constitution, presidential elections must be organised within 90 days of Sata’s death, and Scott is ineligible to contest because of his parentage.

“He was a man of action and visionary leader of the poor,” said Mulenga Sata, mayor of Lusaka and son of the fallen hero, while reciting the deceased’s history and socio-political contributions to his country.

Mourners bidding farewell to President Sata

Mourners bidding farewell to President Sata

“When faced with death we cannot simulate courage but we will pray and completely be obedient to God,” said the Archbishop of Zambia and Bishop of Lusaka, Telesphore Mpundu who presided over the service assisted by several prelates.

The Apostolic Nuncio, Julio Murat delivered Pope Francis’ condolence message to the bereaved family and the people of Zambia, in which the Pope expressed his sympathy and said it was the will of God.

The bereaved First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba Sata gave a solemn moving tribute that was read on her behalf, describing her late husband as a “fallen hero, larger than life and a fulcrum of a long loving journey in which (the couple) led a life full of laughter.”

Edgar Lungu, the defence minister and Secretary General of the Patriotic Front (PF), a major political party in Zambia, said the death of President Sata robbed the world of a gallant, patriotic and visionary leader.

Soldiers carrying the casket containing Sata's body

Soldiers carrying the casket containing Sata’s body (Photos: Q FM)

He said the PF was saddened that Sata who formed it in 2001 had died at the time his vision for development and programmes to fight poverty were beginning to bear fruits. Before breaking down, an emotional Lungu called on the nation to carry on with Sata’s spirit of love, unity and tolerance beyond the mourning period.

The 77-year-old Sata, the 5th President of Zambia, died on Tuesday, October 28 night at King Edward VII Hospital in Central London. He became the second seating head of state to die in office after Levy Mwanawasa, who died in August 2008.

Sata was survived by his wife, nine children and five grandchildren. A social democrat in his hey days, he was a minister during the 1990s as part of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy government, before forming the PF.

As an opposition leader, he emerged as the leading opposition presidential contender and rival to President Levy Mwanawasa in the 2006 presidential elections, but was defeated.

Following Mwanawasa’s death, he ran again and lost to President Rupiah Banda in 2008. After ten years in opposition, he defeated the incumbent Banda in the September 2011 presidential elections.

It was the end of an era as Sata’s body was laid to rest at the Embassy Park Presidential Burial Site within Lusaka city, with a 21-gun salute from canons, and a fly past formation of five fighter planes in honour of the fallen commander-in-chief of the armed forces


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