The Ministry of National Planning will “soon” submit a proposal to build a new capital city in Ngabwe, west of Kabwe, in Central Province to alleviate Lusaka, which is bursting at its seams. Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa explained that Ngabwe is ideal, as it is central, located between Lusaka and Ndola and their two new international airports, and because it has land enough to build a new capital from scratch: “The rate at which commerce and industry and official activities are growing cannot be met by Lusaka’s ability to grow its capacity”. Last year, President Lungu reportedly approved a project to construct a spill-over city for Lusaka in preparation for the African Union Summit to be hosted by Zambia in 2022. Back then, Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba explained that the new city, to be constructed by the Kafue River, would house some government departments and modern conference facilities, and would be connected by a fast train to the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.