Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board was joined by Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the Organisation to express the African Tourism Board’s sympathy to the Government and People of Zambia and to the Kaunda family on the passing of President Kenneth Kaunda, the founding President of Zambia.
“I have had the pleasure and the honour of meeting with President Kaunda on many occasions on my different working missions as the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism. He was a man of the People and as he waved his white handkerchief as his trademark sign, he ran into conferences of to the Speakers Podium always with the same grace and humility. Our discussions about Africa and the Pan-Africanism spirit was always enlightening and personally rewarding” said Alain St.Ange. the President of the African Tourism Board,
Africa has lost a great State Man
On his part Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board posted a message saying “Africa has lost a great State Man, a Pan-Africanist Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the father of Zambia, may he rest in Peace. And we continue to fight for a United Africa through Tourism as a unifying sector”.
President of Zambia
The founding President of Zambia, Mr. Kenneth Kaunda, and Mr. Alain St.Ange, the former Seychelles Minister met at the International Peace Park in Livingstone during the IIPT tree planting event to mark the UNWTO 20th General Assembly which is being organized jointly by Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both former President Kaunda of Zambia and Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles were guests of Mr. Louis D’Amore, the President of the USA-based IIPT (International Institute for Peace through Tourism Organization
Former President Kaunda and Minister St.Ange first met each other in Lusaka when President Kaunda was the guest of honour to address an International Tourism Forum alongside President Banda of Zambia.