Visiting Rwanda President Paul Kagame says it is important for any nation to keep memories of past presidents because the act itself allows the country to follow and understand the history of its leaders.

Speaking after laying a wreath at late president Michael Chilufya Sata, late president Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, and late president Frederick Chiluba’s graves at Embassy Park today, Kagame said it was befitting that Zambia had kept the memories of its great leaders who did not only serve Zambia as a nation but also served the African continent.

“It is important to keep memories of this great nation of Zambia. What you also find is that they did not serve Zambia as a nation but also a continent. So the act of keeping the memorial for them is very important for the country to follow and understand its history and leaders, so I think its befitting that there is this kind of place,” President Kagame said

“It’s about memory always, it’s important to remember things as they are especially those that have impacted people of any nation, which means for Rwanda we learn something about keeping memory as way of remembering where we are going into the future.”

The Rwandan President also signed a book of condolences for the fallen leaders.

President Kagame was accompanied by Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe.