President Lungu: International investors should not dictate terms when investing in Africa

Zambian president Edgar Lungu says while it is good to have international investors, the west should not dictate the terms when they engage with Africa on trade.

This comes at a time where the World Trade Organisation is facing challenges after the US President Donald Trump lambasted the organisation.

Many believe it is time for international investors to look to Africa as an alternative market. In July 2019 African leaders adopted the implementation program for the African Continental Free Trade. However infrastructure will be key for the continent to integrate.

Video: One day Zambia will have a Tonga President, but it won’t be HH – Lungu

Speaking to journalists in Livingstone today, President Lungu said UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema would never be elected President.

“We should unite because we are one…I love Tongas, they love me but only one man is messing up everything. Now you ask yourself, what’s so special [about him]? We will one day have a Tonga President but certainly not the current aspirant,” President Lungu said.