Mafikeng- Wednesday 7th March 2018

NorthWest Premier, Supra Mahumapelo and Luapula Province Minister Nixon Chilangwa have signed an MOU to strengthen a working partnership and collaboration on behalf of their provinces.

This is a culmination of the four day visit to the Province by Hon Chilangwa, his permanent Secretary Dr Buleti Nsemukila and the provincial team.

The MOU will promote collaboration in Investment and exchange programs relating to;
agriculture, livestock and fisheries, forestry, tourism and mining.

And Northwest Premier Supra Mahumapelo said his province was excited with relationship between the two provinces
He said his team were impressed with resource endowment of Luapula when they visited the province during the Luapula Expo

The Premier reiterated the historical strong bonds that exists between the two countries that they share long and close political, bilateral, historical , cultural and economic ties.

The two provincial Ministers are eager to explore possibilities of Improving and diversifying bilateral relationships in; Agriculture, Tourism and other areas of mutual interest, and are determined to foster relationships at provincial Level, that would result in intensified cooperation through implementation of programs , projects and joint actions which are beneficial to the residents of respective provinces

The mechanisms on cooperation include, the reinforcement of bilateral Trade, promotion of investments in economies of the two Provinces, economic and tourism cooperation, training and skills transfer, and Technology among others.

The Premier said that he was looking forward to visiting Luapula Province very soon.

Hon Chilangwa and his team are in NorthWest province on a reciprocal visit and to twin the two provinces

Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations
Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa