NOC/CGA ZAMBIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association of Zambia (NOC/CGA Zambia) Board Members led by President Alfred Foloko visited the British High Commission in Lusaka to sign the Book of Condolences following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
Foloko said that it was with deep sorrow and regret that he heard the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll a few days ago.
“On behalf of the Board, Management, Staff, Olympic and Commonwealth Sports Movement in Zambia, we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family, people of the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth Sport Movement at large for their loss,” he said.
He added saying that, throughout her time as the head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Commonwealth Sport Movement, Her Majesty started every Commonwealth Games Baton Relay since 1958, providing a message of greeting to athletes from all commonwealth nations and territories which has graced every opening ceremony of the game’s edition over the past 64 years with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games being the last edition with the Queen’s message.
“She went far beyond than just dedicating her life to the Commonwealth Sport Movement as she will be remembered with fond affection for her visits to Commonwealth Nations especially when she visited Zambia back in 1979, thereafter, the Country has welcomed various members of the Royal Family,” he added.
He further stated that the Queen's uncompromising devotion to duty and straightforwardness of speech will be missed, and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
“Their sadness at the loss of such an important figure and constant support for their family is shared by us all.”
Foloko was accompanied by Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi, Board Members Dickson Jere, and Rodrick Ndhlovu.