PRESIDENT Lungu yesterday met Ashok Leyland Chairman Prajash Hinduja who has pledged to open an Ashok Leyland Plant in Zambia.
This is according to a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.
The President has also discussed investment in railways with Mitsui Deputy General Manager Shusaku Okamura, who paid a courtesy call in him.
The President met Techno Brain Representative Mr Antonio Poncioni Merian who said his company was already working with Governments in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through providing it with solutions to their Ministries of Finance.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has also met International Monetary Fund (IMF) Department of Africa Director Abebe Aemro Selassie.
President Lungu told the investors that time for talking was over because Zambia needs investment now.
And Mr Hinduja, who, is based in the United Kingdom, said his company planned big investment in Zambia, including, a motor assembly plant.
The President looked forward to the inauguration of the plant.
Mr Hinduja told President Lungu that his firm has launched an electric vehicle on the British market.
He said his Group is diverse and that they have invested in traffic control and health, among other sectors.
And Mr Okamura said Mitsui planned to build a rail line linking Zambia to the Mozambique Nacala corridor.
He said Mitsui will also build a dryport in Chipata.
He said Mitsui were already working with JICA on the Luangwa Bridge.
President Lungu asked the investors what they were waiting for because Zambia was ready.
The President later met the IMF Representative and told him that Zambia has taken bold steps to review the country’s debt stock.
Mr Selassie said an IMF team will visit Zambia soon to give a comprehensive assessment of the Zambian economy
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President Lungu commends the Zambia Defence Force for remaining politically neutral
PF demands that police arrest UPND officials that caused injuries and damage to property in Lusaka
THE Patriotic Front has called on the Zambia Police to arrest Opposition UPND cadres that damaged property and caused widespread injuries to PF members and members of the Public.
Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila has stated that before approval for a public procession is granted, marshalls sign guarantees that such a procession will be peaceful and without violence and disturbances.
Mr. Mwila has called on the Police to arrest and charge the UPND Marshalls and hold them accountable for the destruction to public property and injuries.
He said the Public Order Act provides for marshalls to be accountable to public procession that are conducted.
Mr. Mwila has praised the PF members in Lusaka for acting with utmost restraint and refusing to retaliate against the UPND.
He said the party was scaling up its political activities that will include road shows and door-to-door but will be Covid-19 compliant.
This is according to a press statement issued by issued by Mr. Antonio Mwanza, Media Director, Patriotic Front
Police arrest man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to PF
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 23 year old man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to the Patriotic Front Mandevu aspiring Member of Parliament.
In a media statement issued, Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Joseph Sakala of angels area, Kabanana compound has been detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.
“This is reported to have occured on 11th June, 2021 at 16 30 hours in Chazanga Compound at Angel’s Clinic,” Mrs Katongo said.
She further reminded all political party sympathizers to avoid destroying other political party campaign materials as the act is criminal.