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Lungu ponders unlocking some sectors

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will engage the Minister of Health to consider which sectors of the economy should be unlocked to sustain activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Lungu said when Cabinet sits, it would deliberate on progress made and what could be done next.
He said some sectors of the economy had to be unlocked even if it means people wearing masks for some time.
President Lungu said this after touring Trade Kings in the industrial area in Lusaka yesterday.
“We have not locked down everything, some sectors have to continue so that we survive. We just have to take measures such as wearing masks and keeping social distance as we operate. So we shall engage the Ministry of Health,” he said.
And President Lungu said the importation of goods that could be produced locally should be discouraged.
President Lungu said companies like trade Kings had shown that Zambian companies can produce world class products, if well supported.
He said by manufacturing goods locally, government would not only create direct jobs but also support other sectors such as agriculture that provide raw materials.- ZNBC


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