Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Government dispatches team to Egypt on a drug procurement mission


The government has dispatched a multi-discipline team to Egypt to conduct due diligence of the bulky purchase of medicines.

The team led by Presidential Advisor on Health, Roma Chilengi, has since arrived in Cairo, Egypt and is slated to seal the deal to purchase the much-needed essential drugs.

The team comprises Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA), Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority, Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA), Ministry of Commence, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health officials.

Last week, Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo, said government will improve processes in 2023 to ensure speedy purchase of necessary medicines.


  1. Chi pante pante govt…..no direction. Today Nalumango says we have enough drugs. His doctorrs are telling him there are no drugs.

    • I agree with you on headless chickens. This is how the manufacture of drugs in Zambia has been annihilated. Egypt is itself struggling. This paranoia by the Up & Down will cause more harm to Zambia. By the time they leave office there will be nothing left.

  2. Why would Egyptians hand their drugs to Zambia? What stops Zambia from making its own drugs? Lack of self belief. This makes us want to import everything rather than make things by ourselves. Just look at loadshedding: We are busy trying to import nuclear technology when we could utilise abundant solar energy.

  3. Great news and thanks President HH and the new dawn government. We salute this great leadership and progressive government

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