Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has revealed that Government has started cutting down on international trips in a move aimed at reducing expenditure.
Mr. Kalaba told Journalists in Lusaka that some selected presidential trips abroad have since been cut as government observes austerity measures.
He added that the move has also been extended to ministers, who will be represented by Zambia’s High Commissioners serving in foreign missions.
‘The President should have travelled to the Africa India summit, in the interest of cutting down and in the interest of observing austerity measures, he has not travelled but he has instead delegating Her Honour the Vice President,’ Mr Kalaba said.
‘There have been several trips that the President has turned down because he is cutting down on expenditure and it is the same with all of us at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are several meeting to which we are delegating our Ambassadors, that is why they are there, it is to represent us.’