Mr Mwaanga says national building involves seriousness, hard work and a mythological way of planning in order to achieve programs on economic zones like those of China.
Mr Mwaanga was speaking in Lusaka today upon arrival from the People’s Republic of China where he led a delegation of 22 experts that went to learn China’s experience and achievements in economic and scientific development zones which have seen that country lead in most developmental areas in the world.
He said the delegation learnt a lot from China’s experience which involves a lot of concentration on income-generating and wealth creation by engaging all the citizens into progressive ventures.
He praised the Peoples Republic of China for improving the lives of many of its citizens through economic activities such as better schools, roads, telecommunications, networking, Information Technology (IT), infrastructural development and employment creation.
Mr Mwanga said during their stay in China, the delegates received a lot of lectures in the major towns where they visited, such as Shanghai, Chezeng and Chengin which are very advanced in the area of technology.
He said the delegates, who included most senior government officials,learnt that the Chinese did not talk about politics, but spent time talking about development. Among the delegates were members of parliament, the Director General of ZRA, town clerks from the Copperbelt and a representative from the Ministry of Finance among other delegates.
Mr Mwaanga pointed out that economic emancipation needs people who are focused on issues of development, adding that the Chinese people have increased and developed talents among the citizens, a situation which he said has led to improvement of their lives.
He said Chinese lessons are very important for the Zambian’s because that is the only way people’s lives would be uplifted.
Mr Mwaanga noted that recently, many people in China were living in abject poverty but have since been lifted from poverty to wealthy people.
He commended China for making steady progress, such as moving from 12 to 14 per cent above national progress growth.
Mr Mwanga emphasised that Chinese people have moved forward over the years because of their work culture, saying people can only improve if they change their mind set.
He further said the government should move to the middle-income level through development if the 2030 vision has to be attained.