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Energy Minister commends UK for continued bilateral assistance

Economy Energy Minister commends UK for continued bilateral assistance

The government has commended the United Kingdom for the continued technical and financial support in various sectors of the economy.

And British High Commission to Zambia Nicholas Woolley has applauded the government for its commitment to provide free education.

Minister of Energy Peter Kapala says Zambia has benefited from the technical and financial assistance from the UK in the areas of health, education, agriculture, mining and energy among others.

Mr. Kapala indicates that the Zambian government is keen to elevate the bilateral relations to greater heights through trade and industry and advance the promotion of peace and good government and support democratic rights such as freedom of expression.

In the energy sector the UK government is supporting the government in the development of a long term electricity support plan which will be an investment sustainable development plan for clean and cheap energy.

The minister said this when he officiated at the celebration of the 96 th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Second today in Lusaka at the British’s High Commissioners’ Residence.

‘’As Zambia joins the rest of the Commonwealth nations in Celebrating the Queen’s birthday, we would like to appreciate you for the friendly relations that we share with the United Kingdom based on long lasting relations.

“ Zambia continues to benefit from technical and financial assistance from the UK through the foreign commonwealth, Including health and education, agriculture, Mining and energy private sector development, environment ,water and sanitation, good government and social protection,’’ he said.

And British High Commission to Zambia Nicholas Woolley has applauded the government for its commitment to provide free education.

Mr.Wooley said his government is backing the free education policy through a multimillion pound programme supporting access to education for thousands of vulnerable girls mostly in the rural areas of the country.

He noted that this is a demonstration of commitment to giving women and girls the opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute to Zambia’s economic development.

‘’We support the government’s commitment in ensuring that the girls have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services to prevent teenage pregnancies and help girls stay in schools.

“ In our efforts to support Zambian ranger counter poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. In fact in addition to this training the UK soldiers are undertaking this work in Kafue National Park and are currently raising money for the Chunga Primary School in Kafue, Central Province by running six consecutive marathons around Lusaka National Park,’’ he said.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I wanted to comment, but these villagers who insult us in diaspora are back.
    Yesterday they started tagging me.
    The above story is noble, it is a foreign country birth day, not your @ Deja Vu and Bowman’s grandmother.
    Don’t insult us and our queen.
    say Happy birthday to King Mukuni.

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  2. In his homily a priest alluded to the disadvantage of being dependent. Even when you have a ceremony like s funeral or a wedding, you will not start until the rich one in family arrives and start to give instructions and orders…no matter how young he may be or how old you may be, he’ll still call the shots.

  3. At one time when the West turned against ZAMBIA because of Dr Kaunda’s assistance to liberation movements, KK announced that we were going to go local. No need for foreign aid or loans. Coca-Cola and other unnecessary commodities disappeared. We thought we were suffering because of KK and we kicked him out and brought back the imperialist traders. I am sure if we had persevered we would by now been like China with all these countries begging to set up business here.

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  4. Deja Vu AT TIMES YOU DO TALK A LOT OF B0LL00KS
    KK DESTROYED ALL INDUSTRY HERE> FULL STOP
    ZAMBIA WILL AND CAN NEVER BE LIKENED TO CHINA
    OUR ATTITUDE AND WORTH ETHIC IS NOT THERE AND WONT BE FOR YEARS TO COME

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  5. #5 Tikki… give credit where it’s due. KK created industries which you people sold and personally benefitted. Don’t insult my knowledge.. I bet you don’t even understand why those companies were underperforming.

  6. WHICH INDUSTRIES DID KK CREATE
    DUNLOP OPENED CLOSED DOWN
    LANDROVER OPENED CLOSED DOWN
    FIAT OPENED CLOSED DOWN
    LYONS BROOK BOND OPENED CLOSED DOWN
    NDOLA ENGINEERING SUPLYING MINES DUSTED
    KNITING MILLS GONE
    CLOTHING FACTORIES GONE
    ZAMBIA’S CURSE

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  7. The old man of Zambia told his son a story that he liked social studies because he liked answering questions in civics like:- 1)Mention the names of parastatals companies. It was difficult to list down all of them probably he dodged classes.

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