The negotiations between President Edgar Lungu and Chinese government over re-opening of the Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles have moved forward.
Last evening during a meeting in Kawbe Neempark Lodge, President Lungu stated that he is insisting on speeding up the textile factory launch before the next general elections.
Mr. President said his administration had a strong will to implement a number of projects because it was their responsibility and not an attempt to gain political support as some assume.
President Lungu added the government continued to examine such programmes as the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP)was aiming to improve the service.
He further explained that civil servants who disrupt the work of the FISP programme are to be arrested. Mr President expects the 2019 – 2020 farming season to reveal a lot of improvements.
The National Chairman, Samuel Mukupa, said the government is constructing roads across the whole country at another event organized by Road Development Agency (RDA).
Mr. Mukupa, however, noted the country does not have enough resources to build or reconstruct all the roads across the country at once.
He added the government suported by the agency has proposed other stakeholders to take part in the road sector development within the Public Private Partnerships or financial contracts.
He disclosed that the government had received some positive feedback from those interested in investing in the road sector.