African Union Commission Chairperson Mousa Faki Mahamat says the AU will honour Zambia’s founding president Dr Keenth Kaunda.

According to a statement issued by Zambia’s first secretary for press Inutu Mwanza, Thursday, Mahamat was speaking when he received letters of credence from Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Emmanuel Mwamba.

He said the role that Dr Kaunda and Zambia played was in never in dispute and Africa would remain grateful for this sacrificial role.

Mahamat told his technical staff that if Dr Kaunda was missing in the narrative of the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Union (OAU), this should be corrected and any other initiatives to recognise his contribution should be supported.

And Ambassador Mwamba requested the AU Commission to recognise and honour Dr Kaunda for his role as a founder member of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and his role in the liberation of Southern Africa.

He also appreciated the role that Commission Chairperson was playing in the ongoing reforms of the AU.

Ambassador Mwamba said this when he presented his Letters of Credence to the African Union as Permanent Representative.

Ambassador Mwamba is also Zambia’s ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).