President Lungu Bans Unnecessary Travel

President Lungu Bans Unnecessary Travel

President Lungu has adhered to the plea of many Zambians and has with no hesitation banned unnecessary local and international trips for Cabinet Ministers, Government officials and support staff.

The President has also suspended the establishment of new diplomatic missions abroad.

The measures are aimed at prudent fiscal management in the wake of economic challenges Zambia is facing due to reduced commodity prices on the international market.

President Lungu said international and local trips must be reduced significantly and restricted to essential meetings and engagements both locally and abroad.

“In this regard, I am directing all Government ministries, provinces and spending agencies to start utilizing the skills and resources available in our missions abroad. Further local travel by ministers and other public servants must be significantly minimized,” President Lungu said.