Zambia’s Chileshe Kapwepwe has been chosen as the new COMESA Secretary General, becoming the first woman to hold the post.
Ms. Kapwepwe takes over from Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, a Zimbabwean National.
This was announced at the 20th summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Government summit being held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
In his opening remarks, President Edgar Lungu stated that the COMESA region should strive to add value to raw materials before exporting.
President Lungu said value addition has the potential to create the much needed jobs for the region.
And the Zambia Women’s Lobby has congratulated Ms. Kapwepwe on her new portfolio of Secretary General of COMESA.