Chinese citizens in a procession ahead of a memorial of Emperor Xuanyuan
Some Chinese nationals last night attempted to rob a factory in Lusaka’s industrial area.
The Chinese national in the company of unknown Zambians were captured on security cameras.
A Security Officer at Wonderful Ceiling says the suspects damaged the CCTV cameras before attempting to stage a robbery.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka.
A few months ago some Chinese nationals were apprehended for attempting to poach animals at a private farm in Lusaka.
Meanwhile Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming says Chinese investments in Zambia have reached over three billion Kwacha.
Mr. Yang further says that 50,000 jobs have been created for Zambians in the 550 Chinese investments spread across the country.
He says the Chinese government is also currently sinking 900 boreholes, countrywide in Zambia, under a government to government aid package.
And Mr. Yang says traditional leaders in Zambia play a pivotal role in uniting the people and upholding peace, which has earned the country the status of a haven of peace in Southern Africa.
He was speaking on Sunday in a speech, read on his behalf by Defense Attaché at the Chinese embassy in Zambia, Zheng Qinli, during the Bene Mukuni traditional ceremony.
And in an interview, Prince Mupotola Siloka says the Bene Mukuni traditional ceremony is an important event, as it promotes unity and co-existence.
Speaking at the same event, Katombora Member of Parliament, Derrick Livune said the call by the Chinese Ambassador, for political leaders to engage traditional leaders in matters of development, is timely.
Mr. Livune says chiefs are the custodians of land and the people, and side-lining them is detrimental to development.
Several traditional leaders among them, Chief Mumena, Chief Chikanta, Chief Mukuni Ng’ombe from Central province, Grand Chief Mathew Coon Come, from Canada and government officials attended the ceremony.