No foreign championed developmental agenda can prevail-Chipoka Mulenga

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By ALICE NACHILEMBE
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Copperbelt Chairperson Chipoka Mulenga says there is no foreign adopted developmental approach that is good enough for Zambia.

Mr Mulenga said the country needs men and women that know what is good for this country.

Offering solidarity to NDC President Chishimba Kambwili who is seen in the video castigating foreigner operating a compactor, Mr Mulenga said that there is no foreign championed developmental agenda which can propel a country to success.

He said every investor has only one focus of maximizing profit and not to develop a country rather than theirs.

“We should negotiate deals with foreign powers that benefit local on the immediate and long term basis. Capitalism, Socialism or Communism isn’t any good for us. You’re busy vilifying Dr Kambwili for this action, what have you yourself ever done to erode such mediocrity of getting foreign money, with foreign contracts along with foreign labourers at the expense of local labourers?

“Most of us even on this forum have a lot of young trained operators that can’t get jobs because Asians are operating those compactors. We’ve seen Chinese selling fish, Chickens, maize and tomatoes at Soweto market and the streets. How is the government’s response to that? No attention at all. I stand with CK. He’s being pragmatic,” he said.

Mr Mulenga said Rwanda has been developed by it own locals and not foreigners.

He said there is need for identifying workable projects rather than implementing copycats.

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