President Edgar Lungu has said that he will remain steadfast and continue to deliver to the people of Zambia despite the prevailing allegations of corruption and withholding of donor aid to the country.
President Lungu said that he will not be distracted by some critics trying to gain political mileage over the move by the United Kingdom to withhold financial aid to the social cash transfer scheme and education sector.
President Lungu was speaking to journalist at the ZAF Lusaka City Airport shortly before departure for the Copperbelt for a two-day working visit.
President Lungu says government is putting up measures to address the depreciation of the Kwacha against other major currencies. which he attributed to the current economic turbulences in the country.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has said that the firing of Minister of Community Development Emerine Kabanshi was not out of malice because wanted people to account for their actions and will NOT pay attention to detractors who only want him to fail.
President Lungu also said that he will not relent in partnering with China as long as it helps to bring development to the people of Zambia.
President Lungu said some people have a sole agenda of distracting him so that he fails to deliver what he promised the Zambian people adding that they want to point at his failures in 2021.
President Lungu said that it is sad that Zambians only come to appreciate their leaders when they are gone., adding that he has learnt his lesson from his predecessors who were only appreciated after they had left office.
The Head of State said this on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International airport in Ndola this morning.
President Lungu is on the Copperbelt to launch the 449 Million Dollar, Kafulafuta Water Supply System Project.
The Project is aimed at improving water supply in Ndola, Luanshya, Mpongwe and Masaiti Districts, with 6 hundred and 78 thousand beneficiaries, once complete.
And Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe said government has transformed the Copperbelt. Mr. Mwakalombe said gone are the days when women on the Copperbelt woke up at 04 hours to queue up for water.
Mr Mwakalombe said that the commissioning of Kafulafuta dam is a milestone for the people of the Copperbelt because it will provide access to clean and safe drinking water.
Meanwhile, PF Copperbelt Provincial Chairman Steven Kainga said that the party supports the leadership of President Lungu and will embrace government’s partnerships with China.