President Edgar Lungu has said that he is saddened by reports of people politicising Government’s move to consult citizens on whether Zambia should stay or withdraw its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The President said that Zambia is a democratic nation which allows citizens to decide what is good for the country. The Head of State said that Government wants the choice of the majority to take centre stage.
President Lungu was speaking shortly before departure to Mchinga province for a working holiday.
The Head of State also said that he is content with the ministerial reports that he has received from his ministers. President Lungu said that the reports he has received have indicated that cabinet ministers are working hard.
He said that there were a lot of issues that he is finding out from the reports and that his recent visit to the Government Printers was prompted by the report from the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure development.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu is now in Mpika District to start his three day working visit in Muchinga Province. The President landed at Mpika day Secondary grounds at around 09 hours and was welcomed by Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo, Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone and Senior government and party officials.
The Head of State is expected to attend a Church service at the Pentecostal assemblies of God church.
Later the head of state is also expected to visit various development projects in the district before he proceeds to Chinsali later in the day.