Nkhanga Library Opened
December 8, 2012
Nkhanga Branch was officially opened on Saturday December 8, 2012 at about 3:00 PM Zambian time. The District Commissioner, Ms. Janet Mvula, who is the top government official who represents the Office of the President of Zambia was the guest of honor who gave the opening speech, cut ribbon, and took the guided tour of the library with other district officials. The location of the opening celebrations was under the shade of large mango trees between the grocery stores, the Nkhanga School and the Catholic church. The opening of the Nkhanga Village Library may be the best heart-warming news of the holiday season, the New Year, and a positive end to a project which started more than 6 years ago in June 2006. The library has 3,798 (Three Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety-eight). It had a capacity for another 6,000 books.
Some of the top officials included Senior Chief Magodi’s Induna or representative, Lundazi District Councilor, Zambia Information Services (ZIS) national newswire reporters, Radio Chikaya Lundazi district radio station reporters, and over 20 headmen from surrounding villages. An estimated three thousand people attended the opening celebrations. The festivities lasted most of the day into the evening.
We should all congratulate ourselves, feel proud and celebrate both in the communities in the United States and among the people of the Nkhanga community in Zambia for being patient, and for all our sacrifices in order to achieve what at times seemed impossible. Please share this good news with as many relatives, friends and people as you can.