PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is in December, 2018 expected to undertake a three days State Visit to Japan.
Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Malanji announced that President Lungu’s visit follows an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
Mr. Malanji disclosed this in Tokyo, Japan today after a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Taro Kono on the on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial meeting.
And Mr. Malanji said government will continue engaging Japanese government and investors in order to acceralate the country’s development agenda.
He said government is equally using multilateral processes such as TICAD to realize foreign direct investment and other benefits for national development.
Mr. Malanji said Japan through the TICAD process has continued to offer African countries including Zambia developmental assistance and technical expertise in various sectors.
He said that is why Zambia considers Japan among the critical partners to the country’s national development.
The Minister said Zambia looks upto Japan for high technical expertise to develop especially the mining sector in order to maximize the benefits.
Mr. Malanji said government has also thus far ensured that it puts in place legal frameworks, necessary infrastructure and creates a conducive environment to lure more investment in the country.
The Minister is leading a delegation in Tokyo to attend TICAD Ministerial meeting which precedes the TICAD seven summit slated for 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.
TICAD Summit is a conference held every three years with the objective “to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.”
This is according to a press statement issued by Yotamu Mugara, First Secretary- Press at
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Tokyo, Japan.
Chishimba Kambwili granted K100,000 cash bail
OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) party leader Chishimba Kambwili has been granted K100,000 cash bail.
Reports a Mwebantu Court Reporter.
Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba ordered that Kambwili should provide two working sureties from reputable organisations who are also ordered to pay K100,000 each.
Kambwili was convicted and jailed to a year in prison on October 14, 2020 and has been incarcerated at Kamwala Remand Prison.
He was convicted for forgery and uttering a false document in relation to the registration of Mwamona Engineering and Technical Services at the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA).