HH disputes Govt’s investment pledge figures

HH disputes Govt’s investment pledge figures

Sakeni

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has disputed investment pledges figures announced by government for the first half of 2012.

Mr Hichilema says government is not being sincere about the recorded increase in investment pledges.

Mr. Hichilema says lack of clarity by the PF government on its investment policies could not in any way encourage investors to come and invest in the country.

In an interview, the opposition leader further stated that the repossessing of Zamtel from LAP Green Network has also sent a bad signal in to the investor community.

Mr. Hichilema has also accused the Chief government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni of not being conversant with economic issues describing his statement on the increased investment pledges as mere political rhetoric.

Government on Wednesday claimed that the country recorded $4.1 billion in investment pledges of the approved projects during the first six months of 2012.
Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni in a statement said the investment pledges are expected to create 18,778 job opportunities for Zambians.

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