President Rupiah Banda today leaves for Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa.
Defence Minister Kalombo Mwansa will act as President during the absence of both Mr Banda and Vice-President George Kunda.
Special assistant to the President for Press and public relations Dickson Jere said in a statement yesterday that Dr Mwansa would act because Mr Kunda is also out of the country for medical review.
In a statement, Mr Jere said the President would be among other African leaders who had been invited to participate in the World Economic Forum sessions. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Rethinking Africa’s growth strategy’.
According to Mr Jere, the forum will discuss issues pertaining to higher education for Africa, unlocking Africa’s growth potential, a new vision for Africa’s agriculture and the China-Africa partnership for growth.
President Banda will meet some investors at the forum who are interested in investing in Africa. He will be accompanied to Dar-es-Salaam by Education Minister Dora Siliya, Deputy Minister for Finance and National Planning Chileshe Kapwepwe and other senior Government officials.
The President and his delegation will return to Lusaka after scheduled business in Tanzania.
[Times of Zambia]