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All 38 councillors of Lusaka City Council in Zambia have unanimously voted in favour of gazetting two roads and renaming them after Namibian Presidents.

Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba told nbc News correspondent Wamundila Chilinda that this marks the conclusion of the legal process for naming the two roads.

The two roads are among the key avenues exiting Lusaka City for southern-bound traffic.

They also connect to two other districts, namely Chilanga and Kafue.

One was informally called Kasama Road, but now it is known as Dr. Hage Geingob Road. 

It connects from Chilumbulu Road, crosses the famous Tokyo Way, all the way beyond Apex University to Chilanga and Kafue.

Another one was informally called Shantumbu, but it has now been renamed Dr. Sam Nuyoma Road. It also connects to many amenities, including universities, and eventually links the aforementioned districts.

In a message of solidarity to Namibians during the memorial service of the late Namibian President, Dr. Hage Geingob, the Zambian Head of State made the announcement.

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