Mulungushi textiles coming back

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File:Vice President George Kunda and his wife Irene when he filed in nominations papers at Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka .

Government has assured Kabwe residents that it is making joint efforts with the Chinese government to re-open the Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles joint venture (ZCMT) which was closed due to under-capitalisation.

 

Mr Kunda said on March 27 at a public rally that the construction of schools, health centres and other infrastructure and the implementation of other economic policies is intended to make Zambia a better country.

“The future of this country (Zambia) is assured under the leadership of President Banda and this is why he should be re-elected this year,” Mr Kunda said.

Mr Kunda said the economy of Zambia is being well managed and this has led to the country producing more food. He said a lot of farmers are now fully participating in the management of the economy through agriculture.

He also said “Government has this year put K1.3 trillion in the pockets of farmers who have sold their maize to the Food Reserve Agency”.

The Vice-President said the ruling party attaches importance to education and that is why it has allocated K57 billion to transform Nkrumah College of Education into a university and provided K60 billion for the development of Mulungushi University into the country’s third public university.

Government has this year put K1.3 trillion in the pockets of farmers who have sold their maize to the Food Reserve Agency

On the possible re-opening of the ZCMT which was closed in 2008, Mr Kunda said every effort was being made to re-open the textile plant.

Mr Kunda said ZCMT will soon be re-opened because Government is aware that the company employed many people in Kabwe.

“We have engaged the Chinese government through the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Commerce to provide funds,” he said.

He said the equipment at the closed textile company needs to be overhauled before the company can start operating.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

24 COMMENTS

  1. You bloody [email protected] Kunda. You are claiming victory over developments which you have nothing to do with. When did you ever put pressure on the FRA or go there to ensure smooth running??? there is so much corruption and ill treatment of ordinary farmers by FRA but all you George is look at the tailored paperwork and say everything is good. FRA was mandated to buy maize at a certain price, yet they bought for half the price, where did the rest of the money go? You say farmers received 1.3 trillion but only less than 800million reached farmers because they were selling to FRA at losses. Where did the remaining 500million Gov’t released go to??? You are even proud as VEEP to announce such rubbi’sh? Do your job, go to FRA and make an impact, don’t just read tailored reports and run ur mouth

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  2. Over 500billion has been embezzled by FRA right in your eyes George, but you are showing [email protected] making silly pronouncements. Which farmer have you interrogated? Take a survey and you will know why our party is losing votes, its because of [email protected] like u who dont kbow their jobs, disaster management is seriously lacking and that falls directly under you, many ministries and in trouble, yet u r in charge of government business, head of cabinet???? we were selling maize for 40pin and 35 pin a bag, when gov’t and fra were claiming we should sell for 55 and 60pin. I personally had to choose whether to let the maize rot or just sell to pay for inputs and for the labour. OUR party has been infested by non workers like you and come convention you will see the surprises we have for you

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  3. Kunda is claiming that GRZ put 1.3 Trillion in farmers pockets thru FRA and there is enough food for every Jim and Jack. That is day dreaming. On reopening of China Mulungushi Textile reopening since it was closed in 2008. What has GRZ/MOD been doing all along yet GK is making it a political just coz he wants to solicit for votes for RB and MMD. Pipo must wake up and sort out the MMD coz during the 20years of their misrule alot of pipo lost jobs, companies closed and others have died without getting their retrenchment/ retirement packages. This country is being pulled backwards by politicians. There is too much politiking at the expense of real development. Opening of mines is not real development.There is need to diversify our economy and be a manufucturing nation.

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    • [This film should be shown at shocols as part of the sexual education programme, it certainly puts you off having kids!!] -a classic line! I am glad to see you rate this so highly. I still haven’t seen it, yet remained a little bit more skeptical of it until I saw it being shunned by the Oscars. Then I knew it would probably have merit.Tilda Swinton looks torn in every image I have seen from the movie. She seemed to really take on the role. Nice review.GD Star Ratingloading…GD Star Ratingloading…

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  4. If indeed you Kunda are working, and if indeed more than 800 billion kwacha reached the people out of the 1.3 trillion, why is mealie still so expensive? And when you find then reason, when you complete your explanation, will you be happy with the state of affairs? Will you be happy with what our country is becoming under your control? If indeed you are, that will explain a lot to use, we will finally know who not to trust

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    • dude. You rock beyond beeilf.Funny, I was just looking at some other wedding photos taken by someone else then I saw your site here. You are an amazing professional.Nice work.Mike

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  5. LADIES AND GENTS, OUR MOVEMENT TO TAKE OVER IS WORLDWIDE. WE ARE IN STATES, WE ARE IN CHINA, WE ARE IN UK, WE ARE IN CANADA AND MOST OF ALL WE ARE ALL OVER ZAMBIA. A TIME WILL COME WHERE YOU WILL NO LONGER KEEP QUIET JUST TO SAFEGUARD YOUR JOBS, OR LIVES. WE WILL BRING TRUE FREEDOM, TRUE EMPOWERMENT AND TRUE DEMOCRACY. THOSE OF YOU WITH US, DO NOT WORRY, WE WILL TAKE OVER FROM WITHIN THE SYSTEM, WE ARE SEEING THE ROT AND WE ARE WATCHING…AND ONCE WE TAKE OVER, WE WILL CLEAN UP AND CHANGE THE POLICY OF PLEASING THOSE WITH MONEY, WE WILL ATTEND TO SERIOUS NEEDS OF ALL ZAMBIANS BEGINNING WITH ORDINARY CITIZENS. ZAMBIA SURELY NEEDS TO BE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH, WE WILL INVEST IN ENERGY (AND BY INVEST WE MEAN ZAMBIAN INVESTMENT NOT JUST DEBT OR FDI)

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  6. This is nothing but an election campaign move. To begin with Mulungushi textile is not viable with current trading conditions. Govt needs to control the influx of cheap fabrics first before venturing into wasting tax payers money into this project. Without Govt interfernce, mulungushi textiles will just be another trading company where imported fabrics from China will be sold and no meaningful employement will be created. just a few packers and cleaners then the rest will be chinese .

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  7. unless someone who doesnt come from kabwe can accept this lies mulungushi texile you hear the same stories you hear when they go to kapiri about kapiri glass factory towards elections is like that it opened and works briefly and later closed because use for elections. viva kabwe pipo dont be cheated.
    it always pains this govt knows what are suppose to do that why they come and talk about during election
    zambian why can we raise and make every govt accountable
    and this can only happen by stop listening to political propagation
    just from the rally shout to him when is cheating
    they think twice they are cheating

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  8. Pathological liar, where are you going to take the pigs then? The chinese have already scrapped the machinery and theres almost nothing left to talk about MTZ. KK must be a very disappointed man seeing all what he worked so hard for going down the sewer drain like they are sh*t.

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  9. WHY NOT DO YOURSELF …. I HATE THE ZAMBIAN MENTALITY OF ANY FOREIGN THING IS BETTER ….. RE-CAPITALISE IT, BUY EQUIPMENT AND GET THEM MARKETS …

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  10. ARE THEY EXPANDING THE PIG FARM THAT OPERATES THERE? DEVELOPMENT MY A$$.We all seen the photos of how the farm is being run by the chinese

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  11. Kunda’s wife looks grey like she uses charcoal ashes for mascara or foundation whatever.

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    • Mar03gerelee harin tiin, dolgion guain ter amaa draaad ineej bgaa dur zurag n ih nudend dulaahan saihan haragdaj bn lee, bas uhnaa guain ter korea hairtai gej 2 garaara hiij bgaa n ih egduutei uvuu bn shuu,, bugd l ih goe setgeleese duulj bgaa n saihan bn oo

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  12. There is serious corruption at FRA even for transporters getting there payment. They have to bribe some guys..They will always cut of 10% per bag from transporters. Shame indeed someone must do something about corruption…it stinks big time at FRA.

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  13. Kunda, just stop yapping! You’re the worst enemy of the Zambian people. In a few months from now, your lies and deceit, constitution manipulation will catch up with you.

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  14. Kunda don’t make fake promises oredy some farmers ve not received their inputs for 2010 farming season.now u come to kabwe and n promise to Open mulungushi textiles.muleikalafye u ve failed to maintain greatnorth road AMA potholes ichalo……….

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