Vice President Dr Scott arrives in Britain for a five-day working visit
Vice President Guy Scott arrived in London for a five- day working visit.
Dr Scott who is accompanied by his wife Charlotte, Commerce, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Keith Mukata, Commerce Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa and Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) Director-General Andrew Chipwende was met on arrival by Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Bizwayo Nkunika.
During his visit to Britain, the Vice President is among other programmes expected to address a breakfast roundtable meeting organised by Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf where he will meet 15 banks and equity funds on investment opportunities in Zambia.
Dr Scott will also conduct a public lecture at Thomson Reuters where he is expected to speak about the policies of the Patriotic Front (PF) government and the economic prospects of the country.
He will also attend a luncheon to be hosted in his honour by the Commonwealth Business Council where he will expound to an audience of forty (40) potential investors about the investment climate and opportunities available in the Zambia.
The investors at this meeting have been drawn from the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.
Dr Scott is also expected to give a key note address at the inaugural Business in Africa Conference at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School being organised by the Cambridge Africa Business Network under the theme: ‘Unlocking Value in Frontier Africa’ which is expected to be opened by former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
On his tight schedule, Dr Scott will hold a meetings with the Overseas Development Institute, the British Minister for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office official a Mr Bellingham.
He will further meet Mr Stephen O’brien, the Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Department of International Development (DfID) among others.
Before winding up his visit to Britain, Dr Scott will also address the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Agriculture and Food for Development and Zambia and Malawi respectively.
The Vice President will also meet with Mr Charles Abani, Managing Director for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) an international charity whose purpose is to transform children’s lives.
The organisation delivers programmes in the areas of health, education and child protection across the globe, including Zambia.
Dr Scott is expected to return back home after his scheduled business.