PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu is back home from Madagascar where he attended the 19th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Summit of the Heads of State and Government which took place in Antananarivo.
Speaking shortly after his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) yesterday, the head of state said that the removal of consumption subsidies on fuel will help the poor as the money realised will be channelled to productive sectors of the economy.
President Lungu said: “This is money that will benefit the vulnerable in our society, we want to put this money into the economy.”
While at Comesa, President Edgar Lungu urged members to build on the gains made in the promotion of regional integration in order to accelerate economic growth and sustainable development.
Speaking when he addressed the 19th summit of the COMESA Authority of heads of state and government in Antananarivo, Madagascar yesterday, President Lungu said that it was incumbent upon COMESA member countries to look beyond the region and actively participate in the integration processes at the tripartite and continental levels so as to broaden opportunities for the business communities.