President Rupiah Banda says Zambia is concerned about the earthquake that swept through Haiti last week and killed hundreds of people.President Banda told journalists at the Lusaka International Airport yesterday that Zambia was very concerned about what happened in Haiti.
He however said there was little that Zambia could do about the disaster that occurred in that country. “We are very concerned about what happened in Haiti. It is really terrible,” he said.
He was speaking to journalist this afternoon when he arrived from Rwanda where he had gone to hold talks with that country’s President, Paul Kagame.
President Banda said he traveled to Rwanda to confer with Mr. Kagame on the situation in the Great Lakes Region (GLR).
He said this was important because as Chairperson of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, he has to present a report to the African Union (AU) summit slated for the end of this month.
President Banda was accompanied to Rwanda by Foreign Affair Minister, Kabinga Pande, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Dickson Jere and other senior government officials.
Vice President George Kunda, Lusaka Province Minister Charles Shawa, Home Affairs Minister Lameck Mangani, Energy Minister Kenneth Konga and other senior government officials were at hand to receive the President at the airport.
Others that welcomed the President Banda back home are service and defence chiefs.
President Banda’s plane touched down at the Lusaka International airport at 17:15 hours.