President Edgar Lungu says he is happy that Lesotho has risen above differences and it is finding its feet in democracy.

And President Lungu has declined to comment on the suspension of 48 UPND members of parliament saying it was a parliamentary issue.

The Head of State was speaking before departure for Lesotho, where he has gone to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport today.

“The relationship between Zambia and Lesotho is poised for growth because of the common heritage. I think Lesotho has been besieged with problems in the past but we are happy that they are finding their feet. So it is simply to encourage them to go that route,” said President Lungu.

And President Lungu declined to comment on the suspension of 48 MPs saying it was a Parliamentary issue which he could not get involved with.