JAPANESE Ambassador-to Zambia Kiyoshi Koinuma with EMERINE KABANSHI
JAPANESE Ambassador-to Zambia Kiyoshi Koinuma with EMERINE KABANSHI

JAPANESE Ambassador to Zambia Kiyoshi Koinuma has said his country is contemplating giving Zambia financial support towards the presidential and general elections slated for next year.

Mr Kiyoshi said Japan has lined up a number of priority areas in which to help Zambia next year, top among them to contribute to the country’s general election, energy sector and the diversification of the agriculture sector.

He said the recent visit by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s special envoy, Hisoshi Kikwanda, yielded positive results, which have made Japan decide to help Zambia, especially in the wake of economic challenges.

He was speaking in an interview at his residence yesterday.

“The last presidential election, Japan supported and made financial contribution to the Electoral Commission (of Zambia). And also next year, we are considering the possibility to support the election in Zambia together with other co-operating partners,” Mr Kiyoshi said.

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  1. Like most Afrikan governments tax collection is used as petty cash for frivolous executive spending and appeasement and serious projects are outsourced to donors and loan sharks. We are sinking deeper into mediocrity and the pace is accelerating…

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  2. The scramble for Africa continues. With China’s aid bailout, every one of these countries is trying to secure it’s stake in Africa and we are just there receiving. What’s in it for them is all hidden between the lines

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