PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says his new dawn government will ensure that teachers get the necessary support towards achieving their goals.

In a statement shared on his Facebook page in celebration of the World Teacher’s Day, Tuesday, President Hichilema said teachers played a vital role in the development of the country.

“As we celebrate the Teachers’ Day today, let’s remember the critical role this age-old profession continues in shaping humanity, changing destinies and improving lives for millions of people around the world through commerce, science and great innovations. As a matter of fact, the greatest revolutionaries used the teaching vocation as a vehicle to transform ideas that improved communities and changed lives of their people,” said President Hichilema.

“Our founding father Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, himself a teacher, used the unique competence of teaching to mobilise support for the liberation struggle, and after independence used the profession to enhance unity and national development. Admittedly the teaching occupation makes the world go round. Our New Dawn Government will ensure that our teachers get the necessary support towards achieving their goals in bringing knowledge that will positively impact our people throughout our country.”