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We sign win to win agreements with Zambia, Chinese Amb. says

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CHINESE Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie says it is not true that the China has bought some public properties belonging to the Zambia government as collateral in an event that the host country defaulted in repaying its debt.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Jie said most of the Chinese loans given to Zambia are interest free as the two countries enjoy bilateral relations with most deals on a win-win agreement.

“I think it is unnecessary to worry about the development of the bilateral corporation. According to some people, we will increase Zambia’s debt burden. China follows three principles in a corporation with Zambia and African countries when we talk about loans or the provision of financial resources. China adheres to the principle of no attachment of political inclinations,” Jie said.

He said China will always respect the will and the needs of its Zambian counterparts as well as Africa.

He said it was not true that China had bought ZNBC, ZESCO and KK international airport.

“The allegations are totally groundless. ZESCO is a company of Zambia, ZNBC is a corporation of Zambia and KK International Airport is a corporation of Zambia. China has its role with the three projects and programs mentioned. For ZESCO it’s clearly a very close partner for the provision and construction of energy of this country and it has very good working relationship with Chinese companies which are taking the technical and business programmes with ZESCO as a stakeholder of the project,” Jie added.

And Jie said China supports Zambia with interest free loans.

“We support Zambia with interest free loans provided by the Chinese government. We also have preferential loans to Zambia which we call the soft loans. The interest rate is very low around two to two percent, and another one is the import and exports soft loan with also very low interests,” said Jie.

 

 

 

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Seer 1 is a fool, it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share his videos, Bowman Lusambo says,

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LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says he will personally throw out Seer-1 the day he will step foot in Zambia.

And Lusambo says it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share videos of Seer-1.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Lusambo also condemned some political groupings that find it pleasant to be clapping for Seer-1 when he insults Zambian leaders.

“I again warn Andrew that since he claims to have some mystical powers, let him use those same fake powers to enter any part of this great country and he will regret that action for the rest of his life. I will personally throw him into the gallows and throw away the keys,” Lusambo said.

He said it is a greatest betrayal of national patriotism for any citizen to sit and watch the country’s sovereignty being shredded to pieces by a desperate, stranded and stateless individual who fakes miracles to survive.

” I know Andrew is stranded because if he had a home, he would have gone there after being deported from Zambia but he went and sought refuge in South Africa,” said Lusambo.

“But he knows that there is nothing he can do in Nigeria. That land has many great men and women of God who serve the Lord in truth and in spirit. Nigeria is full of great men of God such as Bishop Adeboye and little Andrew knows that he cannot manipulate Nigerias with his fake miracles.”

Lusambo also urged Zambians to realize that they have birthright and expected to all rise up and defend the country when attacked unfairly.

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Hakainde Hichilema says the lies by the PF Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence

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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the continuous lies by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence.

Hichilema said the PF have run out of lies to use as excuses for Load shedding of ZESCO electricity power.

“In simple terms, they have run out of power over ZESCO power outages, that is in turn costing struggling businesses, especially small scale entrepreneurs millions of Kwacha every day,” Hichilema said.

“Late last year, PF party announced through its mobilization official, that load shedding would end within six months. Later the story graduated into a new theory of the rate at which water travels from Victoria Falls to the Kariba Dam as being a determing factor, on when load shedding would end.”

He has noted that the intensity of power of outages even increased further, with certain parts of the country being blacked out for more than 14hrs per day for weeks and months on end.

Hichilema said despite the 2019/2020 rain season having been the heaviest in years and water catchment in most of Zambia’s waterways bursting at the seams, he does not understand why load shedding has continued.

“Fellow citizens, this is no longer a factor of how much water is needed to generate electricity, but how much more incompetence of the PF will Zambia put up with,” said Hichilema.

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Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

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HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .

Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.

“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.

And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.

Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

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Zambia Stats

8,275 Total Cases
241 Deaths
7,004 Recovered

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