Govt. ready to address business opportunity challenges – Hichilema

President Hakainde Hichilema has said government is committed to clear bottlenecks that may hinder business opportunities in Zambia.

Speaking when he visited Ihub Information and Communication Technology Company, which is run by young people in Nairobi yesterday, the President said he has since tasked the Ministry of Science and Technology to ensure that innovativeness is rewarded and supported in Zambia.

He said science and technology is one tool which should be used to create jobs and business opportunities for Zambians.

President Hichilema also toured Maramba Tea Company in Nairobi to appreciate its entire production process.

He expressed optimism that with knowledge exchange between Zambia and the tea company will help the new dawn government to revive home tea companies in its quest to create a conducive business environment.

The President hoped that such partnerships will make Zambia develop into an economic epicentre.

President Hichilema’s tours today emanated from the six memoranda of understanding which were signed yesterday by the governments of Zambian and Kenya.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stanley Kakubo, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga and Tourism Minister Rodney Sikumba signed the different MoUs on behalf of Zambia.

The MoUs are on the promotion of cooperatives, on the field of veterinary and animal health and on cooperation between Zambia Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Studies and Kenya’s Utali College.

Others are in international relations studies and research between the Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies and Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya, cooperation in the field of tourism and wildlife and lastly on the promotion of investment between Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and Kenyan investors. – ZANIS

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