President Edgar Lungu has left for Eastern Province where he is expected to inspect development projects.
Eastern province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, disclosed that Mr. Lungu is scheduled to inspect projects in Nyimba, Petauke, Chipata and Mambwe districts for three days.
Mr. Kasolo told ZNBC News in a telephone interview that the Head of State is expected to inspect a multi-million dam which is under construction in Katete district among other projects.
He said President Lungu is concerned with the prevailing water challenges in the district and wants the dam to be complete as soon as possible.
Mr. Kasolo added that the President is also expected to inspect Nyimba district hospital and other health facilities under construction.
Meanwhile, President Lungu says Zambia will continue embracing refugees from conflict-torn countries.
President Lungu says Zambia will not stop any refugees from seeking asylum despite the economic challenges the country is facing.
The President says people seeking refuge deserve to be loved and given the equal treatment during their time of difficulty.
And President Lungu says Zambia will continue deploying security personnel to peace keeping missions abroad to help in uphold peace in conflict torn countries.
The Head of State was speaking at Lusaka’s Government Complex during a fundraising dinner for the construction of the National House of Prayer.