Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto says Zambia has a wonderful tourism product whose benefits it should maximize for the benefit of the citizens.
And the Kenyan Deputy President has on behalf of his family donated US$20, 000 to Kasisi Orphanage to help the institution ease its operational challenges.
Mr Ruto who is in the country on holiday, noted that Zambia is endowed with massive natural resources which it must use to generate sufficient revenue to propel national development.
He pledged to be Zambia’s Ambassador to the outside world in selling the country’s tourism potential.
Mr Ruto was speaking during a luncheon hosted by Acting President Guy Scott and his wife, Charlotte for orphaned children at Kasisi Orphanage in Lusaka today.
The Kenyan Deputy President also stressed the need for African leaders to collectively work together to develop the continent for the good of its people.
He said it is possible to transform the region into an economic power house owing to the vast resources it is endowed with only if its people worked together.
Mr Ruto stressed that he is a firm believer of an African continent that is on the rise and not one that is inflicted with conflict, wars, disease and poverty.
And Mr Ruto has given Kasisi Orphanage US$20, 000 from his family business to help the institution provide for the many orphaned children it is looking after.
The Deputy President of Kenya who was on holiday in Livingstone, arrived in Lusaka at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at about 13:45 hours aboard a Kenya Air Force plane.
He was received by Acting President Dr. Scott, Local Government Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa, Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia Sophy Kombe and other senior government officials.
Meanwhile, Dr Scott who together with his wife Charlotte adopted a child from the institution about 19 years ago broke down in tears when he reminisced how he adopted his daughter.
He explained that he would have loved to have been with his daughter who is currently studying at Reading University in the United Kingdom over the festive period.
Kasisi Orphanage Sister in Charge Mariola Mierzejewska thanked cooperating partners for the support rendered to the institution over the years.