Edgar Lungu in Addis Ababa

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu yesterday left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on his first foreign assignment with a pledge that he was going for the African Union Summit to learn new ideas on how to develop the country and to empower women.

The President left aboard the presidential challenger and was seen off at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Acting President Inonge Wina, Home Affairs minister Davis Mwila, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davis Mwila and service chiefs.

The Head of State was accompanied by First Lady Esther and his Special Assistant Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.

Mr Lungu briefly told journalists that he was going to the AU summit to learn how to empower women and how best to promote development.

“I am going to learn new ideas on how to empower women and how best to development our country,” Mr Lungu said before boarding the Challenger.

President Lungu is expected back home on Sunday.


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