Former Republican President Rupiah Banda has urged Zambians to protect the image of the country by not issuing reckless statements which can impact on the country’s economy.
Mr Banda said Zambians should be patriotic and protect the integrity of the country.
He said it was embarrassing to see how some Zambians had resorted to denting their own country’s image by issuing reckless statements.
The former Head of State said he was not becoming fatigued of responding to questions about the purported sale of the airport and ZESCO by people outside Zambia.
He said some Zambians had gone on a campaign to lie that government had mortgaged its state owned enterprise when in fact not.
And the Former President has called for peace in the on-going political campaigns in Sesheke.
Mr Banda has urged political players to maintain peace and resolve their differences through the ballot.
He further urged the youth to desist from being used as tools of violence.
Mr Banda is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to chair the Eminent Panel meeting of Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.