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British Government to help Zambia to move towards a sustainable debt trajectory

Economy British Government to help Zambia to move towards a sustainable debt trajectory

THE British Government says it will help Zambia to move towards a sustainable debt trajectory and access emergency international financing support.

British High Commissioner Nicholas Woolley says this will be achieved by working with the international community, other partners, and the Zambian Government.

Mr. Woolley said this at a meeting held with President Edgar Lungu today.

He said the two discussed a number of issues including the UK Support against COVID-19 in Zambia and globally.

Mr. Woolley was accompanied by Wilf Mwamba, the High Commission’s Head of Governance and Human Development and Head of COVID Health Response Dr. Sarah Goldsmith.

Mr. Woolley told the President that the UK has committed over 16 Million Kwacha of support via the World Health Organisation -WHO- to the Ministry of Health and other organisations in Zambia for preparedness in the face of COVID-19.

He said this includes the provision of expert training to over 2-hundred health workers, strengthening health surveillance systems at 16 points of entry, provision of essential medical supplies, and preparation of a range of communication materials to support awareness among health professionals and the general public.

Mr. Woolley said the UK has further provided four vehicles to the Zambian National Public Health Institute through DFID to help surveillance teams in monitoring and transporting of COVID-19 tests.

He said the British government has also committed about 10 million Kwacha to an initiative aimed at improving water supply and sanitation in high-density urban areas in Lusaka as well as six other districts in the country.

Mr. Woolley said the UK has also contributed about 60 million Kwacha to the Ministry of Health to support the country’s National Action Plan in tackling anti-microbial resistance through reinforcing existing surveillance systems and strengthening laboratory infrastructure.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Awe leave us alone, we already contracted Hazardous Company of France for millions of dollars.

  2. The meddling continues. Everytime we start thinking for ourselves, the step in. They only test for COVID on dead people because they don’t have the capabilities to test everyone where they come from but have the audacity to come and parade handout. They are targeting our elections to try and influence the results. Stay clear of these ones, they don’t mean well with their stiff upper lip.

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  3. Thank you. But the donations should have been in USD or GDP.

    Donations through. WHO. DFID…..? Why not direct?

  4. We will work with anyone who has good intentions and will take a pragmatic approach to any such partnerships. It is not help anymore but rather paternship. Now if the leaders of the countries you ran away to, as diasporans, agree with us and are willing to work with us, then who are you to insult us and call us all sorts of names under the sun. In fact you are seen as burdens on their economies there abroad and looking at the rise of right wing support in the west, those people are sending your a signal that they don’t want you there. Do not get too comfortable. I hope some of you have even built houses here because when you kicked out we wont just willy nilly accept you back here unless you have zambian citizenship

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  5. They need someone to decipher the diplomatic-speak. Obviously they don’t understand “working wth the international community and other partners”. Who’s the international community? Here’s a definition from yours truly. These are institutions through which international action is effected. Since the matter is economic, it’s the WB, AfDB and IMF. Where are our relations with the IMF? The IMF doesn’t even hv a resident rep and they’re not in a hurry to send a replacement. USA still has a charge de affairs and not yet a full ambassador. That’s a sign of strained relations. Only those who understand hw the world is controlled can connect the dots. Meanwhile, they can dream on.

  6. “Mr. Woolley was accompanied by Wilf Mwamba, the High Commission’s Head of Governance and Human Development and Head of COVID Health Response Dr. Sarah Goldsmith.”

    Its clear what you told him in private.

  7. This guy a truly a woolley …you thinks the likes of reckless Lazy Lungu will be interested in tightened budget in election year is within a few months.

  8. Thanks for showing good courtesy, but i think with this one, let us manage it on our own. We ll ask for help when & where we need it. You were very kind – thankyou.

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