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Bowman Lusambo Claims that China and Russia Provide More for Zambia than the West

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Former Kabushi Lawmaker Hon. Bowman Chilosha Lusambo has sparked controversy by claiming that while the West is giving Zambia “condoms and other small things,” China and Russia have provided the country with “infrastructure and fertilizer among other things.”

In a statement made on Saturday, January 14th during what he called new address, Hon. Lusambo called on President Hakainde Hichilema to visit China and Russia, stressing the need for the visit to be treated as a matter of emergency. “We know the West has been giving us condoms and small things but China has been giving us infrastructure while Russia has been giving us fertilizer,” he said.

The former lawmaker also stated that the answers to Zambia’s economic challenges can be found in China and Russia, and that the two countries are the country’s best friends, not the West. He added that when Zambia asks China to construct a health post in Chongwe, the Chinese government understands and acts accordingly.

Hon. Lusambo’s comments have sparked a debate in the country, with some agreeing with his views and others criticizing them. Many have pointed out that while China and Russia may have provided Zambia with some infrastructure and resources, the country still relies heavily on aid and support from the West.

However, Hon. Lusambo has stood by his statements and has urged President Hichilema to make a decision “today” and visit China in order to secure the country’s development.

23 COMMENTS

  1. This pot bellied moron is thinking of the bribes he has got from Chinese contractors…remember when the Chinese invited all PF Provincial ministers to China all paid up to tour the country.

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  2. The bemba saying “Ati baleipushe Mbwa ngeifwele” loosely translated as facts are in the open for all to see, except those brainwashed by western ideology. China and Russia have been all weather friends. Without China and Russia we would have sucumb to the onslaught by the Apartheid South Africa during the struggle for the liberation of Southern Africa. Sheepish Britain held on to Zimbabwe like a fleece. Hon. Lusambo is right because he is talking about the naked truth. The Dog is naked so you cannot misjudge its gender.

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  3. UPND shall urgently seek Russian support to come out of economic quagmire. Russia can build nuclear power plant, supply fertiliser and oil to ease financial burden. In return Zambia hall standby it in the UN.

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  4. If we had smart leaders in the last 10 years they would have build far better sustainable infrastrusture out of this friendship with Russian and China…instead of overpriced substandard infrastructure. I mean we could have invested in alternative clean energy like Solar farms and Wind but PF of this heap of cow dung Lusambo were only interested in kickbacks from China EXIM Bank laons

  5. If we had smart leaders in the last 10 years they would have build far better sustainable infrastrusture out of this friendship with Russian and China…instead of overpriced substandard infrastructure.

  6. I mean we could have invested in alternative clean energy like Solar farms and Wind but PF of this heap of cow dung Lusambo were only interested in kickbacks from China EXIM Bank loans.

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  7. Rubbish, keep corruption to yourself.
    In 2019 it was reported that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidential exit is all but sealed amid reports that China will likely help in his removal from office, after he recently allegedly angered Beijing by giving exclusive diamond exploration and mining rights to Russia ahead of the Asian powerhouse, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told.

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  8. He is right on thing, OUR ECONOMIC SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US NEGOTIATING DIRECTLY WITH CHINA OVER DEBTS!! Poisonous statements from the IMF,UK,US and EU will NOT rescue our highly indebted economy and IT IS NOT IN THE WEST’S INTEREST TO SEE US DEBT FREE!! Despite an international agreement which includes China on debt relief through debt rescheduling and some possible cancellations, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE GIVE CHINA HER RIGHT PLACE AS THE SINGLE MOST CREDITOR WHO DEBTS WILL HAVE GREAT IMPACT IF THEY ARE GREATKY REDUCED!! Not sure about Russia in the current dispensation BUT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR RELATIONS WARM WITH THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION!! It is of no use to be pandering to Western interests. WE NEED TO COLLABORATE FOR OUR OWN FUTURE WITH ALL THOSE WILLING TO HELP US ADVANCE!

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    • Zambia is not highly indebted! please don’t believe these thieves. How can a country with resources worth trillions be highly indebted? Indebted to what? fake money that gets printed by a private company called federal reserves? WAKE UP! These people have fooled us before and now they are coming back to finish us off.

  9. Bowman Lusambo you’re nuts.In essence you’re unwisely advocating China/Russia dependency instead of self reliance.

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  10. That is the problem with almost all PF and their supporters………..

    They think the Chinese love them and give zambia free handouts and build for free……..

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  11. Of course China and Russia like to deal with dumb leaders. They gave PF bags of candy and in turn harvested tons of mukula and minerals.

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  12. I agree with Dumbwi dozer on this one. Just look at what the west have done to Zimbabwe. KK was spot on when he said 2H scared him and that he was going to betray his own country.

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    • @fUTUREZED, ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE, CHINA AND RUSSIA ON YOUR SIDE DOES NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE ECONOMY. THE WEST TURNED AGAINST ZIM, LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED EVEN WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA ON THEIR SIDE. . EVEN WHEN KK WHO CLAIMED TO BE NON ALIGNED WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT WAS MORE ON THE EAST WAS SQUEEZED UNTIL THERE WAS REGIME CHANGE. THE PROBLEM WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA IS THEY DONT CARE HOW YOU USE THE FUNDS YOU GET AND MUCH OF IT END LEADERS POCKETS.
      WE .SHOULD BE WISE IN CHOOSING WHO TO SIDE WITH

    • @BULULU, I’m not sure what history you have been studying or the source of your information. Name one thing the west created or assisted in creating for you after independence? China is single handedly responsible for keeping Zambia afloat and modern. Russia on the other hand is responsible for strengthening our military. Our soldiers have been carrying AK47 for donkeys years. Have you ever seen any military hardware for the Zambian Army from Europe? Ian Smith made sure that the little equipment left by the British at independence was either destroyed or taken to Zimbabwe. Knowledge is free these days…educate yourself.

  13. Let us be realistic, we hv seen real projects frm China ad Russia tht hv benefited us Zambians than the aid frm the west tht we don’t see bt read in newspapers or on radio. He’s right over this topic.

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