President Edgar Lungu says government will have to take radicals measures in the short term to put Zambia’s economy back on track.
Speaking to journalists at City Airport on Friday shortly before departure for Lubansenshi on, Mr. Lungu says there is need for citizens to reach consensus on measures to be taken in the interim in order to prevent things from getting out of hand.
The Head of State says the country should agree on whether government should cut down on rolling out infrastructure development programs and other mechanisms of earning foreign exchange.
The President has however, assured the nation that government is on course in restoring the economy.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has expressed concern that some opposition political party leaders are busy accusing him of not listening to advice when they are not offering any solutions.
He said learned and enlightened Zambians understand that what the country is going through is not unique but arises from effects of the global meltdown.