STATE House says United States Vice-President Kamala Harris’s visit to Zambia has raised the country’s international image.
Presidential Advisor on Finance and Investments Jito Kayumba said in Lusaka yesterday that this would translate into more investments and partnerships with the global community that would benefit Zambians.
“Our image as a country continues to rise in the eyes of the world and this is leading to more investment and partnerships that will benefit the Zambian people,” Mr Kayumba said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kayumba said the Government was implementing a number of policies to enhance women empowerment.
Speaking when he graced a ‘When females lead- women in the boardroom’, event in Lusaka recently, Mr Kayumba urged women to tap into their potential and contribute meaningfully to national development.
At the same occasion, Women in the Boardroom Founder Mizinga Melu, said women had as much capacity as the male folk to excel in both the corporate and informal world.
Ms Melu, who is also Absa bank managing director, said the organisation’s vision was to increase the number of Zambian women taking up decision making positions in the corporate world.
Law Association of Zambia president Lungisani Zulu said a balance between men and women was key in the success of corporate entities, hence the need to appreciate gender complementarity in all fields.
Other keynote participants at the occasion were Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings Board Chairperson Dolika Banda, Java Foods founder and Chief Executive Officer Monica Musonda and former National Arts Council Chairperson Mulenga.