Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Judith Kapijimpanga has called for increased intra trade among Commonwealth member states.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga says bigger economies such as India should help countries like Zambia to develop capacity to create value addition to raw materials within the country.
She was speaking at the Progress Harmony Development (PHD) Chamber discussion held at PHD House in New Delhi, India, under the theme ‘Commonwealth Renewal, Taking the tide by its flood’.
The High Commissioner has emphasized that Zambia remains a democratic state and a committed member of the Commonwealth that respects the values set by the organisation.
And Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamlesh Sharma says members of the Commonwealth will make a lot of progress if they focus on youth empowerment.
Mr. Sharma said he is particularly inspired to note that over seventy percent of the population in Zambia is young.
He stated that there is need for rapid spread of science, technology, innovation, and focus more on development for the youth especially that sixty percent of the Commonwealth’s population is under the age of thirty.
He noted that the Commonwealth is an important engine for growth because it has 53 countries as members worldwide with a population of two point four billion people.
Ambassador Sharma said Commonwealth intra trade by the year 2020 is estimated at one point five Trillion US Dollars.
He said Commonwealth remains committed to the promotion of values such as credible elections, space for the opposition, good trade policies, gender equality and media freedom among others.
This is contained in a statement released to ZANIS today by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.
We hope High Commissioner Kapijimpanga is not just paying lip service to the Head of State and the Zambian people to just buy time to remain in Foreign Service like other Ambassadors.By the way do Zambian know that the much spoken about oil by Ambassador in Saudi Arabia has its contract expired in March this 2018 before even a litre is brought in Zambia and all those involved have kept quiet? let the Ministry of Finance and Energy argue unless fresh negotiations have started in Saudi Arabia.
I thought she was in Japan. We can learn a lot from the people of the rising sun Japan.
yES 70% OF ZAMBIANS POPULATION ARE HOPELESS, DRUG ABUSE, DRUNKARDS, SICK,THIEVES,YOUTHS WHILST THE OLD PIPO LIKE KAPINJIMPANGA ARE STILL IN SERVICE
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