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President Edgar Lungu urges Asia to help Africa move from Least Developed Continent category

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President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on Asia to help Africa to move from a least developed continent to the category of middle-income states within the next 50 years as envisaged in its development blueprint, the Agenda 2063.

Mr Lungu said African countries had created various dialogue platforms at continental and sub-regional levels and were preoccupied with fostering economic integration as well as cooperation for their common destiny.

The President said this yesterday in his landmark address to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference 2015 dubbed ‘Asia’s New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny’.

President Lungu said African countries were geared to move the continent to another level of social and economic development.

This was possible due to peace and stability that Africa continued to enjoy characterised by democratic transitions, regional integration and high economic growth rates.

“This dialogue among us is built on the firm belief that peace, stability and creating strategic partnerships are key preconditions to sustainable development,” Mr Lungu said.

He said Africa had come up with a new vision for socio-economic transformation called Agenda 2063, which was an approach on how the continent should effectively learn from lessons of the past, build on progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the immediate and medium-term.

This sought to ensure positive socio-economic transformation within the next 50 years.

“It is our firm conviction that within that 50 years, Africa will move from a predominantly least developed continent to a category of middle-income states,” Mr Lungu said.

It was President Lungu’s conviction that Africa could count on Asia and all strategic partners to assist the continent move forward.

He said it was for this that he, alongside other leaders, were asking for Asia’s alliance as this was one region which defied historical socio-economic difficulties and recorded rapid social economic transformation.

The President was pleased with the theme of the BFA annual conference 2015, saying it was relevant to today’s global dialogue.

This is particularly so given that people were now living in a time and age where the majority of their young generation was characterised by lives of hopelessness.

“This hopelessness can partly be explained by the fact that young people are not certain of what their future holds for them and at the same time they are losing confidence in our global institutions of political and economic governance,” Mr Lungu said.

President Lungu said it had now become a challenge for leaders to chart a future and build global governance institutions which everyone would buy in.
He said this would help to bridge the gap between the young and the old, emphasising that the Boao Forum underscored this value of networking and building synergies across regional and national frontiers to deal with challenges.

In his key note address to the conference, Chinese President Xi Jinping said this year marked a historic juncture to reflect on the past and look to the future.

Mr Xi said with the days of global colonialism and the Cold War long gone, countries were now increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
He said countries were now in a better position to uphold general stability in the world and seek common development.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the East African Community (EAC) made up of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda was engaged in tripartite negotiations with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to form one trading block.

Presidents Lungu and Museveni are the only two African Heads of State attending the Boao conference which officially opened here yesterday.

President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu with the first lady Madam Esther Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with the first lady Madam Esther Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu with the first lady Madam Esther Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with the first lady Madam Esther Lungu arrive at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu address at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu after he addressed the  Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu after he addressed the Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu after he addressed the  Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu after he addressed the Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders  at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu greets Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping  at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu greets Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders  at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders  at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit   28-03-2015 -PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu and Chinese Leader Mr Xi Jinping with other World Leaders at Asian Boao Forum in China on Saturday for the Annual Summit 28-03-2015 -PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

51 COMMENTS

  1. One day…govt will ask Zambians to help develop our own land…right now we all believe someone somewhere is going to save us..

    • Its like Edgar Lungu was sick and drunk when posing for a photo.

      What an embarrassing president he is. I wish a was not a Zambian.

      It is for the first time that we are being ruled by a useless president whose only agenda is to gallop like a mad horse.

    • Love the 50 year vision But Africans must drive it themselves. Seems our leaders underestimate the cultural aspects! Africa must craft a distinctly African cultural outlook as part of the development agenda We do not want to be confused pseudo westerners but modern and African What that means is vision is the million $ question How do Africans envision themselves culturally 50 years from now?

    • @Ndobo iwe muleke Edgar kekekekeke.
      But he looks much much better. He looks so SOBER. Congratulations Edgar.
      Look at Ba Ester ifyo bawama, but she should stop carrying those bedspreads on her shoulders like Kaseba. It just shows that she ready to go and sleep.

    • In 2008 economic meltdown and closure of Luanshya Mine, it were the Chinese who were quickly brought in to sustain and develop further the Luanshya (Baluba) Mine. Times are tough again. President Lungu has shown the maturity to lend support to BOAO and through that to the Chinese government. Results will flow pretty soon. Quiet diplomacy will work and funds will flow to develop infrastructure and capacity building.

    • Our jubilee president ,standing tall and handsome.

      Chikubabe investments is a UPND campany full of hate and jealous of our Lungu.

      IFINTU NI LUNGU Kolopa.com in 2016.

    • why should Asia help us develop Africa? This is silly, everyone would want to develop his own place. Have a strategy Lungu?? Next time we will be asking people to help us decide what to eat or wear.

      Zambia is rich, we can change and develop our country. Just need to put proper planing / road map for our needs.

      Don’t Sell Zambia to Chinese.

    • not so long ago, asia was part of the least developed continents, even now parts of it still are. i do not recall them ever going to beg the other continents to help them achieve middle income status. so why should they be encumbered with helping another continent develop? whats with us africans and begging? atase, you can apply to be their colonies if you feel you can not manage on your own!
      @ hildah, above, lungu only appears to be drunk in the pictures you have noted, he has got ataxia- a posture and movement disorder,,, cast your eyes closely on picture #2

    • We trust you are not going to collapse in public again. It’s quite embarrassing to our country. May God continue to bless you with good health and a long life.

  2. We wish this man good health. He is a well balanced individual who tries hard for his country. Beginning to look presidential and hope he will restore the little respect we have lost with the international community.

    Even the dress code is changing slowly, well done! Zambia needs the feel good factor to return and investing in the future of any nation is key. Now please sort out the Zambia’s finances which are dangerously approaching unsustainable levels.

    • Look at the leaders, all Asians. Edgar rushed to a wrong forum at an expense of his savior Willie Nsanda.
      Nsanda helped Edgar for nothing. All that RDA money and thuggish to help him intimidate poor Guy Scott, all in vain. Edgar is selfish, I wonder what advise he gets from that woman. You can’t leave a best friend in coffin and take your wife on honeymoon.

    • They don’t have! Most CEOs of the largest multi-national organisations are at this forum. Finishi bala tulanga? HH touring Oxford street in this bad weather?

  3. Very encouraging speech by HE ECL. We hope that we will move from least developed to middle developed.
    VIVA MR PRESIDENTO, VIVA ECL

  4. Iam one of the Senior Members of the PF in Serenje and i a can comfirm that we have serious wrangles.

    The main source of wrangles is the falling of the kwacha. PF Members in the district attribute that to poor leadership of President Lungu and many are planning to demonstrate to force him to step-down.

    Also many members do not want Davies Chama to continue as Secretary General. they feel he is a disgrace worse than Kambwili and Kabimba.

    So the aabove are sources of wrangles in Serenje but the main one being that of loosing confidence in the leadership of his Excellence President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

    Many PF Members wants Lungu to be replaced by Winter Kabimba.
    He is more seasoned than Edgar Lungu; who is clearly an Embassy Park Client.

  5. Edgar Lungu’s trip to China was a big flop. He only succeeded in attending a series and serious medical examinations and has been advised to either step down as President or continue ruling but just delegate a lot of work to his Vice President.

    • We have all been availed the man’s itinerary bwana so don’t try and distort facts. You man lost deal with it! At the rate you his supporters are destroying your party with the hate and drivel you spew on these online sites, your man is sure to lose again!

    • @Doncastelo, Wise word brother. In their pursuit to Statehouse some of these hungry hyenas have cooked up all kind of lies and Hail Hitler’s propaganda. When the results of this attendance flows, these kaponyas will be shamed.

    • Cows belong to a kraal WHERE most cockroaches breed. Your insults, jealous and envy for presidency will take HH nowhere. Let me tell you now that voting either a cockroach or a frog is better than voting for HH to be president of Zambia because a frog is wiser, smarter and more prudent than HH

  6. Its like Edgar Lungu was sick and drunk when posing for a photo.

    What an embarrassing president he is. I wish a was not a Zambian.

    It is for the first time that we are being ruled by a useless president whose only agenda is to gallop like a mad horse.

  7. You need to align yourself with china in this erra to attain some sensible and meaningful development. All roads are leading to china. Talk of Australia, Germany euro wants to trade with china. To be in opposition does not mean that you have to be negative all the time.
    Edgar is the elected president of zambia and you the earlier you believe this fact the better for you and your health.

    • UPND are still in denial bwana. They are still shell shocked and licking their wounds. Instead accepting defeat and learning from their loss they have now just resorted to ridiculing the President as if this will win them any votes in 2016.

  8. We must just wish ECL good health. I was not comfortable for a moment. I was thinking AZAGWA. Atleast thank God he did not collapse. Viva Changwa.

  9. There he is President Edgar Lazy, why do you want help when you can not even help yourself….you think someone is going to risk their hardearned people’s tax on a president who takes a one week holiday first month in office with a poor work ethic.
    This lazy bum is living in coo coo land!!

  10. kekekek, so Asia must plan for us. Lazy, brainless creatures living in a wrong century.I will say this to this one; Asia must help us by not helping us

  11. Who is the president of Zed?
    1.Muliokela
    2.U5
    3.Mpombo
    4.ECL
    5.Zuma

    PF haters answer this question if you really made it in grade 7.if you choose the correct answer then shut up.

  12. Government policy on foreign investment needs to be consistent: We cannot, on one hand be inviting foreign investors to come to invest in Zambia and on the other hand when they have invested we use all the underhand methods and politics to disturb and grab their investments like is the case with the Black Mountain. Nkana Alloy purchased the Black Mountain from Chambishi Metals, but now Richard Musukwa, Christopher Yaluma and others are using underhand methods to grab that asset from them! That’s how anarchy starts: today it is the Black Mountain. Tomorrow it will be Mopani Copper Mines, etc. Zambia needs to learn from Chile on how to have consistent investment policies.

  13. All the blessings ba kateka, may the Lord gives you wisdom and kalebalika as you govern us in our blessed country. Blessings comes from God not from humans. All the best bakateka, we believe and trust that all things shall be well.

  14. Great Mr President. In 60 Days you have made me proud. First Woman Vice President.First Confirmed Woman Chief Justice.Visit by to Zambia by 3 Presidents.
    Recognition of Mwine Lubemba Chanda Sosala. The Fuel Crisis Behind Us. The Kwacha slowly gaining Ground against the Dollar, and expected to firm up with the Royalty Taxes Considerations. Transparency of Cabinet Meetings for the First Time. Regular Minestrial Briefings in Parliament withouth waiting for Questions for the First Time.Confinenent of Mmembe’s Farting to UPND Fartstan. Mutembo’s abuse of our Judicial System under Probe. Inclusive Cabinet with Opposition for the first time. Kitwe Chingola Dual Carriage Way looking Super. Bottom Road Under Construction. Construction of Unza , CBU,and Evelyn Hone College Projects off the…

  15. Construction of UNZA,CBU and Evelyn Hone College Projects off the ground.
    Constitution out of the Closet , and a Sensible Road Map presented for all to see. Revised Retirement Age. Chikopa Tribunal Disbanded…and many more.
    NGOCC,Grand Coalition and Sponsored Trumpets in Dizzy Land. Mmembe’s A**se runing out of Farts. Come 2016 ECL you have my Vote.

  16. Dont expect someone to leave their house and come to develop.yours. Yes we need foreign investment but we also need to make it easy and at the same time competitive to do business in Zambia. Ccorruption is killing our country, it explains why the eurobond has got us in quite a fix. But expectin someone else to develop our country is a waste of effort and is misguided.

  17. President Chagwa, please be serious, Even if the world gave us all their riches, the Corruption that blights our countries will leave us the least developed Continent. Firstly You are hanging around Corrupt R.B, so you don’t fill us with hope that you are serious about taking Zambia out of the dark ages.
    Who Do you think you are kidding Mr Chagwa??

  18. If it was HH who attended the Conference , they would be showering him with Praises. We Know them Your Excellence. Dont be Distracted. Eyes on Development. By June 2016, they wont have anything to say.. Just like the NGOCC which is looking really foolish.

  19. RB and HH cases are on the way watch the space. First we need to clean the judiciary. Mukose pantu yo under 5 Will be clamped

  20. Ba Lungu, no one will help us develop our countries. Those countries come here to help their countries. Whatever profits they make are converted to dollar and sent to their countries while we as left with little forign currency.

    The only way Africa will develop is to produce quality goods and services which other countries will buy because of their quality not mercy. This Lungu is so pathetic!

  21. Thats my president! Smart, tall, handsome and intelligent! I know most upnd rabid dogs are so envious of how this true son of the soil is performing his noble duties! Keep it up Mr President! We are very fine here and working so hard to develop our motherland!
    Woe to those lazy upnd rabid dogs who are still gnashing their rotten teeth after a humiliating loss on Jan 20! Long live Chagwa! UYU WENA ALA TAMWAMULYE!

  22. Africans are slow learners. They watch as their leaders go begging for aid but they never bother to follow how the govt spends it. When shall we learn to hold our leaders accountable for misappropriation. Unless we change, we shall remain beggars forever. May God intervene.

  23. Africa should look to itself ; to move from this sickness no other continent can help us out; the people of Africa need to be more confident and start thinking deeper than before . thinking doesn’t need your neighbour to take your head you do it yourself , if they can think you can also do the same .

  24. Those of you yapping that no foreigners can help develop Zambia do yu know the people who developed USA and Europe. Don’t just criticize because of being in the opposition. Greater heights are attained by the first step we make. Things are started by one group and finished by another. We ‘ve come a long way and it’s high time we spent our energies on developmental issues than political. Let’s learn to support each. In future it will be to leader in charge and we ‘ll give him support as well. Don’t think that yo party is smart enough to bring paradise in a flash of a second.

  25. REALLY ZAMBIA!!!
    You want the Chinese to come and teach you how to be disciplined? How do you think people in the developed countries work to make it? It’s VERY STRONG WORK ETHICS and discipline , not reporting to work for 18 days out the month. Reporting late and leaving early every day. That world is long gone, people need to change their mentality which there’s much resistance. You can’t do the same thing and expect different results. WAKE UP ZAMBIA!

  26. Viva Jambia,
    Ve are ready to come and development Jambia.
    Please give us long term Vija
    Ve bring trade and skills
    Ve bring our familee
    Ve make Jambia richly

  27. at least ka Lungu didn’t collapse this time. We can breath a sigh of relief.

    Although I got to say pic. #4 gave me some concern. I thought I will scroll down to the next picture and find my president in an untidy heap on the floor. phew!

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