Chief Government spokesperson Mulenga Kampamba says the country stands to benefit alot from President Lungu’s foreign trips.
Ms Kapamba, who is also minister of Information and Broadcasting Services , has urged Zambians not to continue criticizing President Lungu’s foreign trips but consider the economic benefits attached to be realised.
ZANIS reports in Kitwe that Ms Kampamba said in an interview that the general public should realise that action should be taken where the benefits outweigh the costs hence there is always a cost to every economic step.
The Chief government spokesperson stated that the benefits from the president’s foreign trips outweigh the costs that some people are complaining about.
A lot of investment deals have been signed in various sectors of the economy as a result of the president’s foreign trips, she added.
Ms. Mulenga also wondered why those criticizing the Head of State on his foreign trips have remained mute on his recently cancelled trip to Egypt if they are genuine in their concerns.
And speaking in a separate interview, Private Sector Development Association (PSDA) chairman Yusuf Dodia has urged President Lungu to focus on attracting investors in the energy sector.
Mr. Dodia said currently the power sector is critically in need of investment in order as it affects other sectors.
The Republican President should also try to attract investors in the tourism sector as the sector has remained underexploited despite its great potential to contribute to national economic development development, he said.
Sections of society have of late expressed concern over President Lungu’s foreign trips claiming that the trips were a drain to the depleted national coffers.