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ADB PLEDGES DIVERSIFICATION SUPPORT

The African Development Bank -ADB- has pledged to continue helping Zambia to diversify her economy.

ADB Country Manager Mary Monyau says industrialisation of the country is also top on the agenda as Africa achieves its sustainable development.

Ms Monyau was speaking when she paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji at his office in Lusaka today.

ZANIS reports that Ms. Monyau also thanked President Edgar Lungu for his commitment to developing the country.

And Mr. Malanji said ADB projects, have a tendency of providing a multiplier effect to the economy because they are sustainable in nature.

He said the country appreciates the support that ADB offers to the Zambian people through the provision of expertise and technical know-how.

Mr. Malanji said the Zambian government looks forward to stronger cordial working relations with the African Development Bank.

And Mr Malanji says Zambia and the World Bank enjoy good working relations.

Mr. Malanji says the World Bank has been helping the country on its economic path of growth through technical assistance.

He said this in Lusaka  when World Bank Group Zambia Country Manager, Ina Rothenberg paid a courtesy call on him at his office.

Mr. Malanji said Zambia is working hard to ensure all the monies in the country are put to good use.

And Ms. Rothernberg said the World Bank has been implementing many projects in Zambia in education and Roads sector.

She noted that this has led to the reduction of poverty in the country and increased access to education.

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