Zambia's High Commissioner to Ethiopia, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba
Zambia’s High Commissioner to Ethiopia, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba has announced that a standing business Forum between Zambia and Ethiopia will be formed.

Mr. Mwamba has since called for a meeting with chambers of commerce to action the formation of the Business Forum.

He said Ethiopia with a population of 105 million was the fastest growing economy in Africa in the last five years and it was imperative that private sector links between Zambia and Ethiopia were formalized.

Mr. Mwamba said he was impressed that the economy was booming but driven by local people and local investors.

He said he would collaborate with Chambers of Commerce in Zambia and Ethiopia to appoint a board that should drive the private sector trade and business between the two countries.

Mr. Mwamba said government had shifted priority from political diplomacy to economic, business and tourism diplomacy to help fast track the economic development of the country.

He also said Ethiopia had ancient unbroken history for the last 3,500 years.

Mr. Mwamba said Christians in Zambia would be interested to visit holy sites mentioned in both the old and new testament of the Holy Bible.

He said he would also market tourism products to the Ethiopian tourists to sample the heritage and tourism sites in Zambia.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mwamba has said His Excellency President Lungu had restored Zambia’s international role especially regional affairs.

Mr. Mwamba who is also accredited to the African Union as Permanent Representative, said Zambia’s role at the African Union would be to champion calls that promote regional trade and integration of local economies.

He said it was unacceptable that Africa currently trades with the rest of the world up-to 88% and only trades with itself to a paltry 12%.

He said by this action Africa was inadvertently exporting jobs, opportunities and raw materials thereby stifling prospects of implementing industrialisation program and losing benefits of upwards linkages.

This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. But Emmanuel how could you leave Naomi in South Africa, she is beloved promoter. Now Inutu Mwanza got real job of promoting Mwamba.

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  2. I read the whole article… nowhere is it written he said this in Addis on the ground …what a waste of time. Emmanuel get yourself out of RSA…stop issuing forward statements as if you are some King.

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  3. This man failed miserably in SA. What is he going to do in Ethiopia? Sit down.

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    • Clearly you do not leave in RSA. And you very poor understanding of current affairs here

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  4. Sometimes it’s advisable to apply the 90 day rule when you get into a new role. It allows you to scan the environment very well before you embark on your agenda. Brother Emma, take some time to learn and understand both the Ethiopian and AU environments before you kick off the agenda for mother Zambia in earnest. Best wishes!

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  5. That is a good start,but pliz tell Mr.Lungu to learn from Ethiopians how to empower Zambians,not everything giving to foreigners and getting cuts at the expense of nationals!!In Ethiopia,the Chinese don’t run petty businesses. Go and bring Al Moudy,the rich Saudi-Ethiopian to come and invest here!!

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  6. “Mr. Mwamba said he was impressed that the economy was booming but driven by local people and local investors.”
    A very lesson to Zambia

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  7. Ambassador or High Commissioner?Ba LT be serious.The caption of the picture and the opening sentence very conflicting

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