Prince Edward hails Zambia, British relations

Prince Edward
Prince Edward of Britain has arrived in the country for a two days working visit.

The Prince who is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth the Second of Britain is in the country to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which was founded by his father in 1956.

Speaking this morning when he paid a courtesy call on acting republican President Alexander Chikwanda, Prince Edward expressed delight at the good relations that have continued to exist between Britain and its former colony, Zambia.

The Prince, who is also the Earl of Wessex, says his also delighted that his family has continued to enjoy good relations with Zambia.

And Prince Edward says he hopes that the program that his father founded in Zambia will further supplement the Zambian government’s efforts of equipping young people with skills and experiences to earn livelihoods.

He says he will also study how the Awards program is working and its plans for the future as well as how it intends to accommodate more people in the country.
And speaking earlier acting president,Alexander Chikwanda also applauded the good relations that the Zambia and Britain have continued to enjoy.

Mr. Chikwanda has thanked Britain for the support that it has continued to give Zambia in the various areas of economical and social development.

Mr. Chikwanda further notes that governments is also appreciative of the Award program which among other things seeks to give additional support to one hundred thousand small scale farmers who will have access to improved Agricultural inputs.

Meanwhile Prince Edward has also paid a courtesy call on vice President Dr. Guy Scott.

The Prince, who is also Trustee and Chairman of the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, is also scheduled to visit tomorrow Alliance Motors, the franchise holder for Jaguar Land Rover products in Zambia, one of several British companies.