President Rupiah Banda says the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has a lot to learn from the Communist Party of China (CPC) in its bid to accelerate development in the country.
President Banda hs noted that people entrust a strong, vibrant and good political party with power if tangible development is to be positively yielded.
Mr. Banda says the MMD and government as a whole has greatly benefited from the CPC which he says is now the world’s strongest political party.
President Banda has observed that China has managed to pull through the global economic crunch because of sound economic policies set by the CPC.
President Banda said this in Lusaka today when a China delegation from the Communist Party paid a courtesy call on him at State House.
Mr. Banda said the MMD was determined to strengthening the ties between with the CPC in an effort to strengthen the economic policies of the country.
The President noted that this was important because good policies by the party in government always help to alleviate the sufferings of the people in the nation.
He pointed out that Zambia has further benefited from China through the Zambia-Tanzania railway line through job creation opportunities for the benefits of the peoples in Zambia and Tanzania.
The President further disclosed that a Zambia delegation would soon be travelling to China to explore best was of transferring some of the good policies initiated by the CPC through the Chinese government, to Zambia.
Vice President George Kunda, MMD National Chairman Michael Mabenga, MMD Chairman for Legal Affairs, Bwalya Chiti, and party Treasurer Sureshi Desai were some of the MMD top leaders who attended the meeting at State House.
And speaking earlier, Head of delegation and Central Community of the CPC Gao Guangbn said Zambia has recorded impressive success in her efforts to develop economically.
Mr. Guangbn, who spoke through an interpreter, commended President Banda for his wise and good leadership.
Mr. Guangbn, who is accompanied by senior CPC members, invited Zambia to participate at the Chinese Agriculture Co-operative Forum to be held next year.
He further assured President Banda of continued Chinese investment in various sectors of the economy.