PRESS RELEASE ON FINANCE MINISTER FELIX MUTATI ON ARRIVAL IN AHMEDABAD IN INDIA FOR THE 2017 AfDB ANNUAL MEETING ON MAY 23, 2017
Finance Minister FELIX MUTATI says Government is working hard to ensure that the agricultural sector starts creating jobs and reducing poverty.
MR. MUTATI says President EDGAR LUNGU has made the agricultural sector a priority for this year adding that Government is doing everything possible to achieve this goal.
The Cabinet Minister says Government is further diversifying the agricultural sector to cut on the huge dependence on maize.
MR. MUTATI said this on arrival in Ahmedabad in India where he is attending the African Development Bank-AfDB annual meeting.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA says MR. MUTATI who is also a Governor of the board of AfDB has done well to attend the annual meetings as Zambia’s voice will be heard.
“This year’s theme ‘ Agriculture for wealth creation,’ coincides with Zambia’s 7th National Development Plan,” She said.
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