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Kalaba defends President Lungu’s Maputo trip

General News Kalaba defends President Lungu’s Maputo trip

Harry Kalaba confers with President Lungu
Harry Kalaba confers with President Lungu

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.”

17 COMMENTS

  1. He might as well cancel all his international trips because he only has 5 months in State House. He wont be able to follow up on these deals he’s trying to cut.
    One of the most clueless – chimbwi no plan president Zambia has ever been cursed with.

    • Mr Kalaba your tone is more presidential than the visionless guy you have accompanied. Your guidance on violence go you FB yesterday was spot on. Please talk to Edgar and let him know that he has the power to end this violence. Free consultancy- get rid of Fran Bwalya and continue sidelining Davies Chama

    • ”He said President Lungu and his delegation are in Mozambique to seek growth opportunities for Zambians”.
      PF has failed to give ”growth opportunities” in Zambia, they think they can do it else where? lyashi lya muli Jemason ba Kalaba iyi.

  2. When RB travelled he was called names by these same people such as kamwendo munjila. Now it’s their turn and travels are being defended. It’s a waste of resources

    • RB, TRAVELED BECAUSE HE HAD NO IDEA JUST WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING IN THE OFFICE AND MOSTLY HE TRAVELED TO MAKE CONNECTIONS FOR HIS POCKETS AND HIS CHILDREN SUCH AS THE NIGERIA TRIP WHERE OIL WAS BOUGHT WHICH NEVER CAME TO ZAMBIA AND THE PROCEEDS BANKED IN A FOREIGN BANK BY ONE OF HIS SONS OR WHATEVER. SO, DIFFERENTIATE THESE TRIPS. ECL’s TRIPS ARE DIRECTLY TO BENEFIT ZAMBIANS. EG, THE FRANCE TRIP- WHERE PRESIDENT HOLANDE PROMISED OUR PRESIDENT TO HELP ZAMBIA REVIVE THE NATIONAL AIRLINE. MIND YOU CURRENTLY, ZAMBIA NEEDS IT’S OWN AIRLINE TO TOURISM COMPARABLE TO TURKEY OR SPAIN. ZAMBIA HAS TO FLY TO THOSE DESTINATIONS WITH POTENTIAL OF TOURISTS TO ZAMBIA IN ORDER FOR US TO BE TALKING OF EVEN ABOUT 10 MILLION OR MORE VISITORS ANNUALLY.

  3. EXCELLENT. PLEASE, MAKE MORE TRIPS TO OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND MAKE ECONOMIC GROWTH ARRANGEMENTS. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT CAN BE BOUGHT FROM OUR NEIHBOURING COUNTRIES EVEN BEFORE WE LOOK TO OVERSEAS. EG, MOZAMBIQUE MANUFACTURES ALUMINIUM AND ITS PRODUCTS. SO, WHY SHOULD ZAMBIA BUY FROM OVERSEAS WHEN THE PRODUCTS FOR METAL PROFILING ARE JUST IN WITH ONE OF OUR NEIGHBOURS. THE SAME THING HOLDS WATER WITH CRUDE OIL AND OTHER OIL PRODUCTS. I REALLY CAN’T SEE WHY WE CAN’T HAVE ANOTHER OIL PIPELINE FROM ANGOLA TO CONVEY CRUDE OIL WHICH CAN BE PROCESSED INTO EVEN THE BITUMINOUS FOR TAR ROADS AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING PURPOSES APART FROM PETROL AND DIESEL, ETC.

    • You can not compare RB to lungu. RB left money in the bank for Zambia.
      Tell us of one benefit to zambians resulting from one of the many trips??? Nothing, zero.

  4. BESIDES, I EQUALLY COMMEND THE TRIP BECAUSE IT REALLY SHOWS HOW CONFIDENT ECL IS IN WINNING THE AUGUST ELECTIONS, IN THAT EVEN BEFORE AFTER-ELECTIONS ECL IS MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY(IES) OF WHICH THE RESULTS OF SUCH ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INPUTS FOR THE NEXT NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN- AFTER THE ELECTIONS. I AGREE WITH YOU LUNGU AND KALABA ABOUT THIS TRIP. IT ISN’T ONLY NECESSARY BUT ALSO URGENT. LET THE SLEEPING DOGS LIE OR IS IT, “SELA TUBOMBEKO?” VIVA ECL, VIVA PF, VIVA THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA.

    • RB is miles ahead of your dull Lungu in terms of leadership my friend. Under RB there was no need to go crying to the IMF. Whats your excuse now?

  5. great wisedom minister,zambia is a christian nation we need leaders who can understand & explain the word of God.Long live pf

  6. 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.”

    We were almost there in Canaan, Edgar Chakolwa Lungu has taken us back to Egypt…!

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