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President Lungu desire to see the economy continues to grow amidst external shocks, Ministers tells Petroleum Transporters

Economy President Lungu desire to see the economy continues to grow...

The government has maintained that there is need for stakeholder engagement in order to keep the country’s economy afloat.

Transport and Communications Minister Hon Mutotwe Kafwaya said that it is President Edgar Lungu’s desire to ensure that the country’s economy continues to grow amidst external shocks.

The Transport and Communications Minister said this when he and his Energy counterpart Hon Matthews Nkhuwa met officials from the Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia (PTAZ) at his office Wednesday afternoon.

“I want to start by thanking all of you for finding time to come and attend this very important meeting. Indeed your presence signifies the importance you attach the fluidity of our economy by way of making positive contribution,” he said.

“The intention of this meeting is very clear, as we are all aware. It is the intention of His Excellency President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu to maintain or keep our economy afloat. His Excellency does not want any man made shocks in the economy. We all have to do or play our part in terms of contributing to the growth of the economy.”

Hon Kafwaya emphasized the need to identify challenges in the petroleum sector and find solutions in the spirit of strengthening the economy.

He said in order to achieve this, stakeholders engagement is key.

And Hon Nkhuwa appreciated the efforts of the Association to meet the two-line ministries in addressing the challenges in the petroleum sector.

He said petroleum and transport sectors are key in the growth of the economy hence the need to work hand in hand with key stakeholders.

Meanwhile, PTAZ President Robson Malipenga indicated that the Association is grateful that the two ministers have given them space to look at Challenges in the sector.

Officials from the Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia (PTAZ)
Officials from the Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia (PTAZ)

21 COMMENTS

  1. What was the meeting about? what is the way-forward.
    I cant see this critical information from the article. I this a function of poor journalism or the meeting was as shallow as portrayed?

  2. What was the meeting about? what is the way-forward?
    I cant see this critical information from the article. Is this a function of poor journalism or the meeting was as shallow as portrayed?

  3. So was the issue of fuel discussed? What was resolved? Remember, there is still no petrol in Kitwe! Come to think of it, what has happened to those strategic reserves that are meant to absorb shocks in the supply chain?

  4. Our president is working day and night to ensure our people have a better life. Meanwhile you have people like hh who sit on their backs and criticise the president on social media all day. A social media president whose major followers are upnd diasporans who cannot even vote. Can you imagine the f00lishness of these guys

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    • Without the badly managed and inflated priced ”infrastructure development” PF has nothing to show for economic wellbeing and development of the Zambian people and/or economic recovery. The president has been desiring for the economy to do well for 6 years, no action. Since the people’s president the late Mr Michael Sata, the government has been on Auto-Pilot. Why do I say so, Mr ECL confessed on TV he had no vision for Zambia.
      “Good leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” Jack Welch

  5. But ba Lusaka Times you are a lost cause. What is this kanshi
    President Lungu desire to see the economy continues to grow amidst external shocks, Ministers tells Petroleum Transporters

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