Ceremonial Vice President Guy Scott is today expected in the United Kingdom for a series of meetings with British organisations and individuals.
Even if president Sata is also outside the country’ Scott’s departure will have no impact on Scothe local scene as he is not the acting president. He is a mere ceremonial vice president.
Scott will be accompanied by his wife Charlotte, Commerce Deputy Minister Keith Mukata, Commerce Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa, Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
Director General Andrew Chipwende and other government officials.
Among programmes lined up for Dr. Scott include a breakfast roundtable meeting by Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf where he will meet 15 banks and equity funds on investment opportunities in Zambia.
Scott will also conduct a public lecture at Thomson Reuters where he will have an opportunity to speak about the policies of the Patriotic Front (PF) government and the economic prospects of the
He will also attend a luncheon to be hosted in his honour by the Commonwealth Business Council where he will expound to an audience of forty (40) potential investors about the investment climate and opportunities available in the Zambia.
Scott is also expected to give a key note address at the inaugural Business in Africa Conference at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School being organised by the Cambridge Africa Business
Network under the theme: ‘Unlocking Value in Frontier Africa which is expected to be opened by former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Others include a meeting with the Overseas Development Institute, meetings with British Minister for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a Mr. Bellingham, meeting with Mr. Stephen O’brien, Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Department of International Development (DFID) among others.