Lungu calls for equitable wealth distribution

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) on arrival at Mavelane International Airport in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, June 24,2105. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE © 2015

PRESIDENT Lungu has urged African leaders to ensure there is equitable distribution of resources.
Speaking on arrival in Maputo yesterday, the President said there is also need to consolidate peace, unity and love.


He said this can be achieved if Africa focuses on development through integrity.
And KELVIN CHONGO in Lusaka reports that President Lungu says good neighbourliness demands that Zambia should support its neighbours both in good and bad times.


“We need to be with our neighbours on occasions like this and rejoice with them and also when they are in hard times,” he said.


The President was speaking at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka shortly before departure for Mozambique where he has gone to attend that country’s 40th independence anniversary celebrations scheduled for today in Maputo.
President Lungu said this is a big day for the people of Mozambique and Zambia is celebrating with them.


“I will be back, God willing, tomorrow or the day after, but I think the day after. We will go straight into campaigns, so those who want to see me can meet me in Mfuwe,” Mr Lungu said.
Meanwhile, President Lungu instructed Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska to issue a comprehensive statement regarding former first lady Christine Kaseba’s accommodation arrangements.

Dr Msiska issued the statement yesterday, outlining efforts Government has been making to find accommodation for Dr Kaseba.