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Kenya and Zambia should expedite the implementation of the agreement to facilitate power trade within the region-Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says there is need to expedite the implementation of the inter-governmental agreement to build electricity interconnection to the national grids of Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania.

President LUNGU says Kenya and Zambia should expedite the implementation of the agreement to facilitate power trade within the region.

The President called on newly appointed Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia, Flora Igandu Karugu to ensure urgent implementation of the 5 agreements signed when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Zambia in 2015.

He said this at State House when he received letters of credence from newly appointed Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Zambia.

And President Lungu called on Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Zambia to intensify closer collaboration at regional and multilateral platforms in a bid to promote sustainable development.

These include Japanese ambassador to Zambia Ryuta Mizuuchi, Kenyan High Commissioner, Flora Igandu Karugu and Somalia ambassador Hawa Hassan Mohamed.

Others are Russian Ambassador, Aleksander Vilovich Boldyrev, Ethiopian Ambassador, Addisu Gebreigzabhier Abera and Mohamed Ould MekhallE from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

President LUNGU also reaffirmed government’s commitment to continue promoting cordial relations with other countries.

He said Zambia values the warm relations shared with other countries which are based on mutual respect, trust and cooperation.

And President Lungu hailed the Japanese Government for coming up with the Tokyo International Conference for African Development -TICAD- which he said serves as an effective platform to drive cooperation with African countries.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Lungu you have hard about 4 years to implement those ideas, what have you been doing all this time? You talk ask if you have been inaugurated. Too late bwana kuya bebele time to pack your bags and return to Chawama.

    • In Zambia you just see old men queuing at the Airport all the time….i wonder when do they sit in their offices and work…because from Airports its straight to Motels and Lodges with young girls…and we expect Zambia to develop…Ministers are never in their offices together with their leader bandit President Edgar Lungu

    • Mutual respect, trust and cooperation.
      Extremely important points.
      Extremely clear points.
      Great stuff.
      We gotta move the pin to advance local alternatives to hydro.
      We gotta be self reliant on power and we can do this.

    • This dull man in a suit clearly has no vision at all, why can you not do things on your own as a country, you should talking about exporting to Kenya do you not know that once DRC fully harnesses Congo River it will be the biggest exporter in Africa.

  2. When the president is desperately appealing to an ambassador of another poor country to solve its problems, then we are in Mabvuto Njobvu i.e. elephant size problems

    • Kenya like Zambia depended on hydro but Kenya has introduced geothermal in its energy mix (about 30% – 40% of geothermal) and is no longer affected by drought and I am sure the president had this in mind when he talked about interconnection.

  3. IF IT DIDN’T WORK OUT WITH MOZAMBIQUE AND SOUTH AFRICA HOW WILL THIS WORK??? THERE IS A SAYING THE SECOND WIFE SHOULD NOT LAUGH WHEN THE FIRST WIFE IS BEING BEATEN BECAUSE EVERYTHING PROMISED TO HER WAS FIRST PROMISED TO THE FIRST WIFE

  4. Those hands – humble indeed. But behind closed doors only ministers of deceit and trickery know better what humbleness mean. Just Expedite the packing of State katundu atleast by 2021!
    Disaster!!!!

  5. Kenya 3.5 hours flying time from here -closer to Horn of Africa than Congo Basin. What nonsense is this? Want to ship mealie meal from East Africa? Coal to Newcastle? Do these people qualify for anything?

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  7. “The President called on newly appointed Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia, Flora Igandu Karugu to ensure urgent implementation of the 5 agreements signed when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Zambia in 2015.”

    Supposing they have changed their minds after hearing a lot of “fake news” about Zambia? Also must be scary to have a cordial relationship with a country where 48 houses build themselves miraculously.

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