President Edgar Lungu has said that he has no doubt that the prices of mealie meal will reduce following China’s agreement to set up milling companies in all the 10 provinces.
He says he promised to reduce the price of mealie meal in his campaigns prior to the January 20th Presidential elections.
President Lungu said that Zambia produces a lot of maize and that there is no reason why the price of mealie meal should be high.
He said that it is for this reason that he visited China to seek assistance on setting up milling companies.
President Edgar Lungu has assured Zambians living in Diaspora of Government’s commitment to helping address the various challenges affecting their welfare abroad.
Mr Lungu said this when he addressed the Zambian Community living in China during a dinner held here at Kempinski Hotel.
The president said that he had already taken steps aimed at improving the welfare of Zambians living Diaspora particularly those in China who have been encountering unpleasant situations during their stay
And President Edgar Lungu said that his State visit to China has revitalized the cordial bilateral relations that exist between Zambia and the People’s Republic of China.
The President said that a lot of agreements between Zambia and China have been inactive due to lack of constant interaction between the two countries.
President Lungu said his visit and meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping has been an audit of how relations between the two countries have been so far.
The President was speaking in an interview with Journalists in Shangahi, China shortly before leaving for Zambia.
President Lungu said Chinese firms have been operating in Zambia for a long time and that it is time that Governments maintained a constant interaction.
He said that his visit means that the two governments will now approach their relations with more vigor in all sectors of society.