Govt releases K23m for operations of Zambia’s missions abroad

Alexander Chikwanda -
The Ministry of Finance has released 23 million kwacha to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the October funding for operations of Zambia’s missions abroad.

The Treasury has also released K7.4 Million for the Digital Migration Programme under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.

The treasury has further released K2.9 million  for infrastructure development under the Judiciary, K1.5 million  for the Private Sector Development Programme under the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry as well as K2 million  to the Ministry of Lands for the survey of properties.

And Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba says the release of the funds to Foreign Missions is consistent with President Sata’s commitment to reposition Zambia in economic diplomacy.

Mr. Yamba notes that the releasing of funds for operations of country’s missions abroad will facilitate the process of deriving maximum benefits from the international community by maintaining friendly relations with other countries and foreign organizations, as a means of revitalizing the Zambia’s economy.

This is contained in a statement released to Qfm by the Ministry of Finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta.