Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has defended President Edgar Lungu’s three-day state visit to Mozambique.
Mr Kalaba who is travelling with President Lungu said the Maputo trip is necessary.
He said President Lungu and his delegation are in Mozambique to seek growth opportunities for Zambians.
Mr Kalaba said the Mozambique trip is one such trip that is necessary and beneficial for the country.
“After my return from the constituency in Mansa, I’m now in Mozambique with our president. We are here to seek growth opportunities for our people. As I have always said, these kind of trips are necessary and beneficial for our Country,” he said.
He added, “I’m reminded of the fact that it was the will of God for his children to get out of Egypt and into the promised land, but his people had to do all the walking. It was also God’s will to feed his people while in the desert but he didn’t drop the manna on their tents. His people had to go out to pick the manner for themselves.”
Mr Kalaba said “Our country is headed for prosperity but we have to arise. We have to belabour our hands and leave the comfort of our beds and our president is right in the forefront. He does not only get my thumbs up, he gets my respect and following because one thing my late dad taught me was to follow me who do rattan than talk.”