COMESA states tipped to promote economic integration

COMESA secretary general Sindiso Ngwenya
COMESA secretary general Sindiso Ngwenya

Visiting Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Phyllis Kandie, has called on Common Markets for Eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) member states to work together and promote economic integration.

Ms Kandie urged member states to adequately promote internal market opportunities in order to enhance regional integration.

ZANIS Reports that Ms. Kandie said this in Lusaka today when she called on COMESA Secretary General, Sindinso Ngwenya, at his office.

And Ms Kandie has disclosed that Kenya intends to open a commercial bank in Zambia not only for trade but for investment.

She further commended the Zambian government for exporting products to Kenya such as sugar and called for the promotion of more products on the market.

Meanwhile, COMESA Secretary General, Sindinso Ngwenya, has expressed deep concern at the recent continued killings of   truck drives at Kasumbalesa border post.

Mr Ngwenya said the rift at the border is of great concern as it has paralysed the transportation of goods to and from both Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He, however, expressed optimism that the worrying situation will soon be addressed by both the governments of Zambia and DRC.