By SYLVESTER MWALE –
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has declared today a day of national mourning in honour of former secretary to the Cabinet Joshua Kanganja who died on Thursday last week.
Dr Kanganja, 67, died on October 15, 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka after an illness.
Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska announced in a statement last evening that Dr Kanganja would be buried today at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park.
Dr Msiska said the burial programme would start with a valedictory service at the Supreme Court at 08:30 hours followed by a Church service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 10:30 hours.
During the day of national mourning from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours, all flags will fly at half-mast and activities of the entertainment nature should either be postponed or cancelled during this period.
Dr Kanganja, who was a law graduate from the University of Zambia (UNZA), served in various portfolios in Government under Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda and Michael Sata.
His final position was that of secretary to the Cabinet in 2011 when he retired.
The funeral of the Dr Kanganja is being held at his farm house in Kabangwe area off the Great North Road near Saint Eugene DMI University.