By CHARITY MOONGA –
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has arrived in the country from South Africa where he had gone to attend the African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit and thereafter a medical review.
Mr Lungu touched down at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka at 18:00 hours aboard the Presidential jet.
He was accompanied by First Lady Esther, his daughter Tasila, Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, and political advisor Kaizer Zulu.
Mr Lungu told journalists on arrival that he was happy to be back home and was feeling much better.
“No place is better than home, you can see am back home and am much better,” he said.
Mr Lungu was received at the airport by several Cabinet ministers led by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, service chiefs, deputy ministers as well as senior Government and party officials.
Mr Lungu attended the 25th Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State from June 13 to 15.
He also held bilateral talks with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, King Mswati of Swaziland, Lesotho’s Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, as well as Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Meanwhile, President Lungu is tomorrow scheduled to leave for Mozambique to attend that country’s Independence celebrations.
Mr Chanda said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that Mr Lungu would join other leaders to attend the 40th anniversary of Independence of Mozambique.