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President Lungu Promises To Revive Companies Abandoned After Privatisation

Kawambwa ~ Wed, 21 Oct 2020

By ZR Reporter

President Edgar Lungu has promised to revive companies that were abandoned after the privatisation programme.

The Head of state made this promise after touring the Kenani Rubber Plantation to familiarize himself with the project.

Below is President Lungu’s full statement:

Fellow Citizens, Greetings from Kawambwa district here in Luapula Province.

As part of my two-day working visit to the region which began today, I met their Royal Highnesses Chief Nshimba, Chieftainess Kanyembo and a representative of Chief Kambwali of Nchelenge district to get first hand information on some of the challenges facing our people in their respective Chiefdoms.

I have heard their concerns and submissions specifically on the need to expand educational infrastructure in the area. I have since assured them of my government’s commitment to build more classrooms using affordable materials to ensure children across the country have access to a decent learning environment.

I also met members of the Nchelenge Pastors Fellowship whom I have encouraged to form cooperatives and come up with viable business proposals for them to benefit from my government’s empowerment programs.

I later toured Kenani Rubber Plantation to familiarize myself with the state of the the plantation. The plantation has huge potential to create employment for our people in Nchelenge district and beyond.

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) together with the responsible Ministry must quickly move in to ascertain the viability of commercial rubber production and funding of the plantation.

My government’s goal is to revive some of the companies that were abandoned after privatisation for the good of our people.

#BuildingZambiaTogether #OneZambiaOneNation

13 Comments

  1. P.M

    Lungu stop lying to people. Which companies were abandoned after being privatised? You lied to people of Kabwe that you were going to open the textile. You even started painting it knowing very well that you had no intentions of opening it.
    Now you are at it again telling the same lies…shame on you

  2. Jimmy shaba

    This is just political rhetoric.
    They have failed to revive mulungushi textiles

  3. Kalijo

    Let not foreign investors champion the process; these syphon profits, later abandon industries, leaving us poorer.

  4. Michigan

    Continue helping people of the land president Lungu

  5. Truth man

    Where shall the money to revive the companies come from? Borrowing again when the unpaid loans of the EUROBOND are hitting the countries’ economy! Zambia is on its knees economically and political promises cannot hold water at this moment.

  6. Chuck

    Your excellency what about mulungushi textile?you promised the same to the residents of kabwe and the country at large during you run up to the 2016 elections .what has your government done so far in the case of the textile company absolutely nothing and yet you continue promising the citizen’s of this great nation things that you can’t even fulfill.#2020iscoming

  7. MUNTU USIYA

    TIRED OF PROMISES..START PACKING SIR § LEAVE THE ROOM 4 OTHERS.WE AR TIRED OF FAKE PROMISES.HATE ME § DIE ALONE

  8. Paul

    We all know you are good at making fake promises who are you trying to buy with those lies

  9. Kj

    No body can make everyone happy,no matter what.

  10. Bunda mafia

    Lungu is lying why did he do that from the 2billion he has stollen with his ministers , expired drugs , none payment of retaries, God will punish u soon u won’t even enjoy wat u have stolen ,

  11. Bunda mafia

    I hear this sickness makes people lie every time the open the mouth ,

  12. MWEWA MWANSA

    BUT WHERE IS KING LEWANIKA UNIVERSITY???????????????? DONT EVER PROMISE IF YOU CAN’T FUFIL!

  13. kennedy mwape

    wel i thing ecl is a real man but ama govern officials bakwe wala ba pio ka

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