First Lady Esther Lungu says the aviation industry has potential to contribute to the country’s economic development.
Speaking during the launch of the Women in Aviation Zambia chapters, Mrs Lungu commended women for breaking down barriers in male dominated professions.
She said women who have made strides in such sectors must be recognised and celebrated.
Mrs Lungu who also recognized the youngest Zambian female pilot Besa Mumba who is 19 years, urged young people to aim high in life.
And Besa thanked Mrs Lungu for the recognition.
Meanwhile, communication and Transport Permanent Secretary Misheck Lungu said government is committed to uplifting the aviation sector.
And civil aviation authority director General Gabriel Lesa disclosed that EU has released 5 point 6 million Euro’s to assist the aviation industry in Zambia.
And women in Aviation Zambia president Yichidi Ndhlovu commended for improving infrastructure at airports.