President Edgar Lungu says he is determined to improve the livelihood of the vulnerable people in the country.
President Lungu says he is passionate about uplifting the welfare the Zambian people, especially the vulnerable ones in society.
Mr Lungu says he is concerned that poverty has continued to inflict the majority Zambians.
The Head of State said this when he made an impromptu visit Mwayasuka Main Market in Mwayasuka area in the newly created Chisamba district of Central province.
“I’m passionate about lifting the high poverty levels among the Zambian people. Meeting and sharing with them as l have done today is one way of addressing poverty so that government can know their plight,” he said.
Mr Lungu inspected and toured stands and interacted with the marketers and traders.
He later visited and toured other makeshift markets situated along the Chisamba-Lusaka highway.
Mr Lungu assured that government, through the line ministries, is working round the clock to addressing the high poverty levels among the people in communities by providing them with the necessary incentives and inputs.
He pledged to end poverty in the country through various ambitious programmes being implemented by his government.
This was on his return to Lusaka shortly after officiating at the 2016 Third Expo-Tech Exhibition in Chisamba, Central province.
Meanwhile, business came to a stand-still as President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade penetrated and entered the Capital city, Lusaka.
President Lungu was greeted to a thunderous welcome by scores of people who lined up the streets from Chisamba all the way to Lusaka to have a glimpse of their leader.
He passed along Cairo Road and Independence Avenue as members of the public responded “Pabwato: ni Lungu chabe” and assured him a 100 per cent vote in this year August 11 poll.
Mr Lungu, who was scheduled to use his Presidential chopper, decided to travel by road as a way of his ‘modern fashion’ of interacting and greeting the people.