Over 4000 jobs will be created with the upgrade and completion of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

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Transport Minister Brian Mushimba
Transport Minister Brian Mushimba

Addressing the media during the PF Interactive Forum, Transport Minister Brian Mushimba disclosed that a total of 800 direct jobs will be created in facility management and operations such as shopping mall, goods handling, hotel services, cargo and and in-flight cargo.

He added that over 3000 indirect jobs for cargo handlers, clearing agents, security, commercial shops, farmers and transporters will be created.

Mr Mushimba announced that the jobs will be skewed towards local citizens.

He said at least 1000 jobs will be created for technicians and general workers who have already been part of the project at the construction stage.

The Kankoyo lawmaker further disclosed that only 220 expatriates from China have been attached to the projects whilst most of jobs have been given to local citizens.

He added that through Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) Local Engineers have also been employed and attached to the project to facilitate skills transfer.

He noted that more jobs will be created once the New Copperbelt and Mfuwe international Airport commence.

Meanwhile, Mr Mushimba says the face of the country will be lifted with the upgrade of the aviation industry.

Speaking during the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum Mr Mushimba disclosed that a massive upgrade in the aviation industry country wide is underway that will see the face of the country lifted to higher standards.

“There will be total transformation of the aviation industry in Zambia,” Hon. Mushimba said.

The Minister said Kenneth Kaunda International, Copperbelt, Mfuwe and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport are all getting an international grade upgrade.

He said government is incorporating the local people with jobs under these projects across the country.

“As a ministry we have many Zambians working under these projects directly and indirectly for instance the KKIA Kenneth Kaunda International Airport the local labour statistics stand at 1000 jobs as at 30th April 2017 while the expatriates statistics stand at 220 jobs and about 800 jobs direct labour in managment and operations and lastly 3000 jobs for indirect labour,” Hon Mushimba said.

The Minister stressed that other than job creation from the airports and the surrounding buildings that come with construction of upgraded airports, the country will have a grade A reception that will wow the region.

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  1. Airport face lift was a very good idea. No tell your counterpart that we do not want a new city to be built. we want improved service delivery in the eisting cities.

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    • This is consistent with the manifesto from the campaign and the pledge they pledged.

      Those jobs are what this economy needs.

      I just completed my PhD

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • PF stand for “Poverty Forever”. Unless a true Zambian Bemba by tribe becomes the president of Zambia, PF would continue

      Tired of ruled by foreigners from neighboring countries now.

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    • Could Mushota at long last reveal WHERE she “completed her PhD, in which language, and at which University? We surely would like to be able to access the opus and see for ourselves.

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    • This chap is not being factual. Whilst some employment will undoubtedly be created, his estimated figures have been blown out of proportion; too good to be true. Nothing but a sounsd-bite. If anything, the numbers will decrease as techonogy increases.

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    • He is a smart Young-man, just that he is working with wrong and corrupt minded people. Otherwise his education makes a difference unlike Mulusa, day dreaming of a New capital city yet they can not even Renovate government offices or pay workers on time.

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    • THE UPGRADING OF AIRPORTS IS THUMBS-UP. NOW, START THINKING AND PLANNING OF LINKING THOSE AIRPORTS WITH EFFICIENT, COMFORTABLE/SPACIOUS, FASTER COMMUTER TRAINS AND BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEMS OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS. THAT MEANS BUSES MUST COMPLETELY CHANGE FROM TUMBABULA TO PROPER LONG AND ROOMY BUSES WITH WHEELCHAIR AND BABY-PUSHCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WITH RECEPTACLES FOR COMMUTTERS’ SHOPPINGS.
      CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CITY AS PROPOSED CAN POSITIVELY RESTRUCTURE LUSAKA AND CREATE A MILLIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY. IT APPEARS IMPOSIBLE TO NONE-THINKERS. BUT, IT CAN BE THE WAY FOREWARD.

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  2. He is day dreaming just like Mulusa with new capital at Ngabwe without money to build it or Lungu about receiving recognition for a stolen presidency!

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    • How is he daydreaming when the new KK airport construction is underway and the site of the Ndola airport already being cleared for construction?

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    • @ blabla

      daydreaming about creation of 3,000 “indirect jobs”???
      As to “800 direct jobs”, how many will be needed to manage “Presidential Pavilion” (LOL) whose utilization will NEVER achieve break-even?

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    • @2.1 THESE PEOPLE CALLED UPND ARE ALWAYS BITTER AND FULL OF HATE ESPECIALLY WHEN PF IS PRODUCING RESULTS AS PER THEIR PROMISES. WITH SUCH DEEP-ROOTED HATRED AND BITTERNESS, THEY CAN NEVER PRODUCE A PRESIDENT. I DON’T LEAVE IN ZAMBIA BUT A FEW TIMES I VISIT THE COUNTRY FROM TIME TO TIME I CAN SEE THAT ZAMBIA IS CHANGING FOR THE BETTER. THERE ARE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO ALMOST ANYTHING.

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  3. Although I am very sceptical of the current PF government, Brian in his individual capacity/Ministry does inspire confidence. You can see what difference that a decent education and experience from the private corporate sector brings in the way he reports on issues and the information he provides to support a given position.

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    • Still let him explain how he is going to attract more air traffic to these airports. Let him explain why these are not white elephants. What jobs – to do what? Employed by who? Which additional airlines? What additional business will attract more travellers to Zambia to justify more employees to handle increased traffic?

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    • Nkhata Bay.

      That is right, what will attract the extra visitors that we are not seeing now, will it be the airport ???

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  4. 4000 temporary jobs – that’s the part he left out for the benefit of earning PF some political mileage.

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  5. If the new airport with have extra pipo working there why aren’t they employed in that field already.
    Has he explained how the new airport will create more jobs.
    By upgrading and having new airports in ndola arent we diluting the number of passengers thru lusaka.
    One airport will create 800 jobs. Time will tell

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  6. Wonderful political statement! Well done. To those who mighty not be aware, the honourable minister is taking about permpermanent jobs not casual jobs promises UPND.

    If he had included casual jobs, 13, 400 people will be employed by the same company soon.

    The minister spoke only permanent jobs and he left out 13 000 casual jobs.

    PF is the way to go. PF money in the pocket, “poverty Face”

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  7. Really laughable he is even proud that only 220 Chinese expats are involved in the project.

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  8. I agree that education and exposure is important and exhibited by hon Brian MUSHIMBA. He explains things in a way that makes sense and does very little politicking. The hidden potential and hidden demand that will be generated with the upgraded aviation infrastructure, couple that with the new airlines that will be re-established to play a catalytic role to economic diversification, I totally support pf snf this minister.

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  9. I don’t think the Minister is dreaming but the 4000 jobs are not attainable…The Minister is just talking just like Honourable Mulusa…. trying to prove to President that he is working…..

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  10. Ka Mushota; ”The pledge they pledged” is not English. Or is it that you are speaking vernacular using English words. ”Just write in Bemba next time”.

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    • I left Zambia many years ago and I don’t know any African Language.

      Yes, that was perfect English, honey.
      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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  11. Ignorance is a curse. When were you last at KKIA? There is total transformation in the pipeline. Already I found out there are about 500 conduction workers. When the airport is up and running, each airline will employ some locals, there will be shops which will need workers, food suppliers, cleaning, massage people, transporters, taxis, security, mechanics, translators etc. the guy may be inaccurate but he is not dreaming.

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    • Knowing Brian personally, he should be reasonably accurate with the figures as well. He just does not waffle…!

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  12. Imwe ba UPND, you cant be negative in everything even the obvious positive development, for you its opposing? Any modern airport creates a lot of employment directly and indirectly unless you don’t understand the economic advantages these infrastructure bring.
    Why do you think Emirates is investing USD18 Billion in airport expansion, Abudab USD20 Billion, Heathrow 7 Billion Pounds, United States infrastructure rebuild 100 Billion?
    And you cry loud that you kama incarcerated chairman, ka HH knows economics, sad.
    Good and modern infrastructure is the basis on which investment and tourism is anchored and it starts at entry and exit ports which in this case are Airports, good and well designed roads, Business Estates, Malls, modern and well designed real estates, emergence facilities,…

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    • Nobody is opposing, we are asking where will the additional visitors come from who are not comming now?? What will attract the additional visitors??

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    • Spaka like lilo – In other words, the few visitors coming into the country are not worth international standard facilities?

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  13. The Chinese are funding these airport projects as a conduit for siphoning all the remaining resources from Africa. Source of cheap everything! Wake up!

    Talking of skills transfer from Chinese artisans to Zambian Engineers.

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  14. LATEST UPDATE FROM MULIOKELA ALEXANDER

    He has appreciated the job the conductors and drivers are preforming in town and is pledging towards 2021. If voted for he will build three universities that will be offering Masters degrees as follow. Masters in Call boy analysis, Masters in Ngwangwazi eithics and Phenomenon’s and Masters in Driving statistics and road compliance. Muliokela belives this will create 8000 jobs as the Zambian employment base will become more competitive with a view of exporting labor to the Southern African region as they wont be as qualified as our masters holders…..Awe ba Alex for 2021 mwe.

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  15. The challenge will be how to travel from Lusaka new airport to Ngabwe the new capital of Zambia in Central Province. Mulusa also

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  16. You need to engage Dr. Chirwa so he can build a train from the airport to Great East road junction. You have to give the travellers optional transportation, Taxis are very costly.

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  17. This project was initiated by MMD government and if PF regime did not dither and speculated corruption in awarding Turkish construction of KKIA would have been completed by now.

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  18. @ Mushota “just completed my PHD” – congratulations

    What interest you in africa? Really u must be a very busy person to get involved on LT.

    Happy for you.more money in your pocket now i guess

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  19. The number of jobs looks exaggerated! Remember this is just an airport! 4 000 jobs (Direct and Indirect?) How many quality jobs does the current one support? The current airport is not busy. Even the new one is not likely to be busy because it is a function of the whole economy. The Zambian economy has slowed down under PF from 6% GDP growth rates to now below 3%! There is a stretching of facts! We will see when reality sets in.

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  20. I find it very disturbing to think any university in Scotland can offer Mushota PHD. I have studied at top Scottish university and if she completed its easy to obtain the list of PHD graduates.
    Mushota does not grow since 2006 to date same pic with her boyfriend Nicky . We used to have Wanzelu hard-core Upnd supporter and senior citizen MMD supporter. MMD Bootlicious fernaminal contributors and not Mushota

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  21. $400M dollar investment. Has currently 1,200 active jobs and of these, 800 will remain full time to manage the expansive infrastructure made up a terminal with capacity of 4million passenger per year plus the existing terminal that has 2million passenger per year. The new shopping mall. The new vvip pavilion. The new hotels (two of them). The new state of the art fire fighting station. The new radar system installations. The two run ways for the vvip and for commercial. Rule of thumb,for every permanent job at such an installation, 12 indirect jobs are created. This project will employ 800 full time employees when completed and by extension has capacity to generate 800x 12 indirect jobs. The minister was actually very conservative in projecting 4,000 direct and indirect jobs for the…

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  22. Brian Mushimba the hallucinating minister. In his wild imagination he thought he could remove buses from Zambian roads, he abuses the use of SI which he treats as PF statements

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