Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says he will engage Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie through the Ministry of Foreign Affaird on the Posibility of create a China City where all Chinese nationals will be conducting their businesses in the Province.
Mr. Lusambo says the decision to create China City comes after several complaints from Zambians that the Chinese are engaging in businesses which can be done by locals such as Chicken rearing, Saloons and cooking nshima among others.
“Residents in compounds are not happy that the chinese are also engaging in small businesses and they cannot compete because they dont have money, so creating a China City will be a good idea”. He said
He said this will also be done in line with the decision to twin Lusaka Province and Sichuan Province of China in a bid to foster development.
Mr Lusambo told Journalists yesterday that this however is not meant to discriminate the chinese but create an environment for them to conduct businesses without any challenge.
At the same briefing, Mr. Lusambo directed the police to stop unneccessary road blocks in the Province as they are contributing to congestion on the roads.
“Police must only conduct snap checks for 20 or 30 minutes on undesignated check points and move on, this way we will reduce the congeation on the roads”. He said.
Mr. Lusambo said Lusaka only has three Police Check Points, one along Mumbwa road, one along the Kafue road in Chilanga and one along the Great East road after the Airport roundabout.
The Lusaka Province Minister was recently in Chengdu City of China at the invitation of the Sichuan Provincial Government.