President Edgar Lungu has returned from New York, USA, where he had gone to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
The Head of State was met at at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Vice President Inonge Wina and other Senior Government officials.
Speaking on arrival, the President Lungu described the 2019 National budget,presented yesterday by Minister of Finance Margarate Mwanakatwe as a catalyst to national development.
The President also challenged critics to come up with an alternative budget if they wish.
On the Social Cash Transfer scandal, President Lungu confirmed remarks by his press aide Amos Chanda that Government was ready to return the social cash transfer demanded by some donors.
The president explained that donors requested for the money and that Government has no option but to pay back.