ABOUT Independence Day honours and awards, concerns have been raised that the UPND government recognized its own members or those who helped the party in the campaigns leading up to the 2021 elections. This is true, some people who were awarded are cadres, for lack of a better term. But it is important to point out that it is not the first time that this is happening. Usually, the party that wins elections in Zambia uses this day to award its own heroes alongside the real deserving national heroes. When members of the Patriotic Front attempt to condemn the UPND for honouring a musician who composed campaign songs, they must be reminded about the award which they bestowed on singer…...

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