USA wishes to partner with democratic countries-Koplovsky

United States Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Koplovsky has said that his government wishes to partner with democratic countries that uphold transparency and have better policies.

Mr. Koplovsky said the US can only invest in countries that have predictable environments for investment purposes.

He was speaking in Livingstone when he paid a courtesy call on the District Commissioner, Francis Chika this morning.

Mr. Koplovsky further said his government is willing to support environmentally friendly developments to ensure a greener Zambia.

Mr. Koplovsky said that his government has placed greater importance on the tourism capital of Zambia-Livingstone because it is dynamic and a driver of economic growth.

He said Livingstone is a busy town with huge tourism potential and hard working people.

Mr. Koplovsky who yesterday handed over a K7billion worth of an in-patient-out-patient medical TB facility to Livingstone General Hospital, said his government was identifying the other sectors where help could be extended, such as the sphere of education.

He said his country has keen interest in the welfare of the youths and described yesterday’s gesture as a sign of cooperation between the two countries for the betterment of the future generations.

And Livingstone District Commissioner, Francis Chika said the two countries’ partnership was a true testimony that the US government has confidence in the democratic governance and future of Zambia.

He however wondered why Livingstone still experiences water blues from time to time when the town has the Zambezi River which has plenty of water.

Mr. Chika appealed to the US government to help sink boreholes and construct dams to sustain agricultural activities, as most streams dry up during the dry season in the surrounding areas.

He appealed to the American people through their government to consider investing in the tourist capital.

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