World Bank Chief to visit Zambia

World Bank Group president ROBERT ZOELLICK is expected in the country this Thursday on a two day visit.

Mr ZOELLICK’s visit to Zambia will focus on ways of enhancing Zambia’s competitiveness in sustaining economic growth through the strengthening of sectors such as Agriculture, infrastructure, mining and health.

During his visit Mr ZOELLICK is also expected to sign an agreement for additional financial support to Zambia Malaria Booster Programme.

Mr ZOELLICK is expected to meet President RUPIAH BANDA, Members of Parliament, the Private Sector and the Civil Society.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC News by World Bank Country Manager KAPIL KAPOOR.

Mr KAPOOR said Mr ZOELLICK’s visit comes at a time when Zambia has achieved significant political and economic progress.

Mr ZOELLICK will be accompanied to Zambia by World Bank African Region Vice President OBIAGELI EZEKWESILI and other senior officials.

This will be the first visit to Zambia by a President of the World Bank

The Wold Bank Chief will travel to Mali for the second leg of his trip.

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