Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA

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36th COMESA Policy Organs Meetings

Statement from the

EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

The Chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee,

Honourable Ministers

Secretary General of COMESA and COMESA colleagues

Senior Government Officials

Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Distinguished guests

On September 28, the European Union and Zambia discussed Climate Change action during a seminar organised by the European Union Delegation.

The European Commission today proposed to set up a new European External Investment Plan (EIP) to encourage investment in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood, strengthen partnerships and contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Zambia in the recent past has been experiencing a power deficit due to constrained power generation as a result of low water levels in the country’s main reservoirs. This situation has affected the capacity of the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) in satisfying the power demands from various sectors of the economy. In a quest to address the prevailing power deficit, the government has embarked on a number of measures including Energy Management which has been identified as a quick solution.

"When we harvest maize, we leave the stalks in the field. Parts of these stalks are eaten by the livestock. The fibrous part which is not eaten by the animals adds nutrients to the soil but, at the same time, when it rains, the stalks, used as mulch,help the soil to retain its moisture."
Christopher Penias Chamoto, Lead Farmer"

The European Union congratulates President-elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu and looks forward to deepening its partnership with the Republic of Zambia.

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