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Zambia thanks China for conference hall construction

General News Zambia thanks China for conference hall construction

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji shake hands with outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming shortly after the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of Conference hall at Foreign Affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji shake hands with outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming shortly after the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of Conference hall at Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji has thanked the Government of China for their support and contribution towards the development of the country and the continued relationship that the two countries have maintained.

ZANIS reports that the Minister said this in Lusaka yesterday, during the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a Conference Hall at the Ministry.

Mr. Malanji said the ceremony is very timely as it will remain remarkable as one of the many deliverables and last projects which has been implemented by His Excellency Yang Youming, the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia before leaving the country.

He added that the government of the People’s Republic of China has donated US$ 320.000 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs toward the construction of a Conference Hall with a sitting capacity of 100.

Meanwhile speaking during the same event, the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming stated that he confidently believes that China Civil will complete the construction of the affiliated conference building at the Ministry and other projects in Zambia on time and with high quality.

Mr. Youming added that in September this year, the FOCAC summit will be held in Beijing and leaders from China and African countries will once again assemble to discuss the important subject of China- Africa cooperation.

He further explained that, the upcoming summit will provide more opportunities for the development of China-Zambia friendly cooperative relationship, bringing more projects and ushering the China-Zambia cooperation into a new chapter.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Its like the Chinese are an expectation of government…CANT WE SURELY BUILD OUR OWN HALL USING OUR OWN MONEY? These favours are not for free!!

    • The Chinese will build, furnish and equip the hall. The IT gadgets will have the capacity to listen to all conversations of GRZ and China will recover its money in no time through new tenders …

    • Chinese are building everything in Zambian while the Zambians are at a bar drinking and having fun. Really our work culture is very bad.

    • IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT A SHELL OF A CONFERENCE HALL. IT IS MORE ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGIES WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS HALL TO CAPABLY HOLD AN FUNCTION INCLUDING MUSIC CONCERTS, CONFERENCES WITHOUT THE DISTORTION OF SOUNDS. AND MANY MORE TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS WHICH OUR ZAMBIAN ENGINEERS ARE NOT STILL CAPABLE OF ARCHING. FOR INSTANCE- GO AND PLAY MUSIC IN A CHURCH HALL DESIGNED BY ZAMBIAN ARCHITECS AND OTHER ENGINEERS. THE ECHO WILL BE ALLOVER THE PLACE AND THE LIGTING SYSTEM WILL BE SOMTHING ELSE. THEY WILL PLACE ONLY ONE URINAL BASIN AND A TOILET IN A GENTS’ AND 1 OR TWO TOILETS IN A LADIES’. AND MANY MORE WRONG THINGS. THINK BEFORE YOU BLAME. FOR THE ROOFING- BALAPIKULA FYE AMA WIRE- THE USUAL STYLE YA PA ZAMBIA.

    • LET THE CHINESE DO IT SO THAT IN TURN OUR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS CAN LEARN ONE OR TWO THINGS. IT IS HOW TIME ZAMBIA STARTED CONSTRUCTING PURPOSE-HALLS FOR MUSIC CONCERTS, MUSICALS, DRAMA, COMEDIES AND SO ON. THE KOFI ALOMIDES AND WERRASONS SHOULDN’T ALWAYS BE PERFORMING AT HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL THEREFORE MAKING THEIR PERFORMANCES SO EXPENSIVE AND OUT OF REACH OF MANY A FANS IN ZAMBIA. PROPER PURPOSE-BUILT HALL FACILITIES ENCOURAGE INNOVATION IN YOUNG PEOPLE AS THESE HALLS BECOME HALLS OF FAME. I WONDER WHAT THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH DOES.

    • What is in it for the Chinese? Obviously these favors are not free. What are the Chinese getting out of it? And don’t say nothing, unless you’re naive and stup1d. They’re getting something out of it. So what is it? Don’t be so overly dependent on the Chinese. Try and do things by yourselves sometimes.

    • Careful with free things. AU HQ in Addis Ababa built by Chinese was bugged.

      When the Chinese donated free stadiums to Zambia, little did know that it was bait to import millions of Chinese to loot our minerals, loot our land & shackle our children & grand-children & great grand-childrens in $-Billions of debt.

  2. Even toilets these corrupt lazy thiefs expect the Chinese or Indians to build for them………after $17 billion spent , you should have the skills and capacity to build a ka 100 seater hall….but no …..the corrupt thieves are busy looking for tenders 24/7……
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    • They only thing they build themselves is things like Parliament Motel and Plush Flats for themselves anything else the go begging without shame!!

    • Its not about skills, you chaps don’t know a thing. The capital to construct the hall has been donated by China, and therefore gave their own Contractor to carry out the works. You Zambians simply dont have money in your accounts.

  3. A country led by utterly corrupt lazy begging shameless Politicians …they sooner they are voted out the better for our future!!

  4. My late grand father told me that, nothing comes for free…..and China yes it looks great with their assistance right now..my fear though is that dependence sickness is being entertained even further…at the same time they no it will be difficult for Zambia to say no to china’s requests for anything in this country..Look at Jamaica today.

  5. Ba @Prince . Let’s call a spade “a spade”. It is high time Africans, Zambians in particular acknowledged with sincerity the major contributions that China has extended to Zambia. The colonial Govt failed to construct the Lusaka-Mongu road on flimsy reasons that the sandy terrain was not conducive to building of a tar road, but the Chinese did it. The Chinese also constructed a Serenje-Samfya road through difficult terrain over the Bangweulu Swamps. I have a stressful experience of a Zambian contractor who performed poor construction of a roof and disappeared when paid in advance. UPND can trust Trump but Africa will only develop with links to Asia.

    • So true. We take many things for granted not knowing what it takes to plan, fund and build infrastructure. We happily driving on roads & using new infrastructure but busy insulting people that have facilitated for their construction. I’m praying hard to God not to punish us for being so ungrateful for what He has done for us over the recent years sometimes through unlikely vessels. We need to change our mindsets & exploit opportunities this infrastructure brings. It pains me to see some of my fellow Zambians complain against progress day in day out. In meantime foreigners are seeing advantages while we busy behaving like spoilt children. God Help Zambia

    • Ba Mwansa Kabinga you have spoken well. It seems people just talk and talk without first search for facts. Donors have now put it in black and white that any money borrowed for projects will be directed to contractors. This means that you fools in Zambian will not see cash but projects. Even the highly talked about dual carriage way will come in similar way. Unfortunately, they will only give their own souls and not our useless local contractors. Personally I will them encourage to do the same over and over. I mean the donors. Mwacilamo. You wait for Zambian funded projects you easily abuse! Please boma bring more and more projects and let them fund their own souls. s long as they bring dam, bridges. school no problem. Shikulu Katongo once said umulembwe wachipuba upwila muli tumfwe!

  6. I would ask our ministers how can the chinese thank you what have you done for them , what you should know is that the chinese also have similar needs like yours for their people do you really think what they doing for you is free ; no it cannot be free you are going to pay heavily in one way or the other.
    In life there is nothing for free what you receive you loose something in return either integrity or respect or somthing you hold dear even your own freedom to be yourself or you are bought into submission.

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