Movement for National Transformation (MNT) President, Daniel Shimunza is shocked that President Edgar Lungu during his address to parliament last week, laughed off concerns by citizens regarding the domination of China in the Zambian economy.
He told Q-news that his party regrets that the head of state defended the Chinese at the expense citizens.
And Mr. Shimunza says President Lungu’s statement on corruption lacked merit and amounts to rhetoric.
During his parliamentary address ,President Lungu said Zambia would choose its own friends on its own terms and that does not mean appeasing anyone with unjustified enemity with others. He said our friendship with China is mutual, and no amount of reckless propaganda will deter us from entrenching this relationship for the common good of our people.
He implored the country to ignore the misleading headlines that seek to malign Zambia’s relationship with China by mischaracterizing the economic cooperation to mean colonialism. He said China does not have that record; neither does it seek a horse and rider relationship with Zambia.