Chikwanda calls for cooperation between Zambia and Tanzania

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Finance and National Planning Minister Alexander Chikwanda has called for wider cooperation between Zambia and Tanzania to break their respective economic challenges.


Speaking in Lusaka yesterday at a dinner hosted for the Tanzanian Minister of Transport Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, Mr Chikwanda said the two countries were not only inseparable but also the genesis of freedom that was being enjoyed on the continent.


Mr. Chikwanda said holding the mantle of having helped secure freedom for the continent, Zambia and Tanzania would do well to now build on that legacy by consolidating their partnership.


He called on two neighboring countries not to relent in working together as this would not only benefit them but Africa as a whole.


And Tanzania Minister of Transport Harrison Mwakyembe said the TAZARA railway line was a testimony to the two countries’ historical ties.


Dr Mwakyembe stated the need to work at modernizing the railway line adding that doing so was a sure way of creating a favorable environment for the future generation.


Meanwhile, First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda has called for unity in Africa to ensure the prosperity of the continent.


He said coexistence would go a long way in avoiding the divisions that had characterised the continent in the recent past.


Other people at the dinner were Communications Minister Christopher Yaluma, and his Permanent secretaries Dr Muyenga Atanga and Stephen Mwansa from the Ministry of Communication and Transport and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry respectively, TAZARA Managing Director Mbikusita Lewanika and other Senior Government Officials from both countries.