Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

Turkish Ambassador to Zambia Sebnem Incesu says Turkey wants to be part of Zambia’s development agenda by promoting value addition and Job creation.

Ambassador Incesu says the Turkish government values the cordial bilateral relations it enjoys with Zambia.

Speaking during the official opening of a training on waste management assessment in Lusaka today, Ambassador INCESU said solid waste management is one of the challenges most African countries are saying.

And Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba said government is embracing principles of sustainable development and adaptation of international best practices in waste management through cooperation with TIKA.

Dr. Chomba said it is estimated that 800 thousand tonnes of waste is generated in Zambia annually and that the figure is likely to increase to over 3 million tonnes by 2020.

He called for commitment and fruitful deliberations during the meeting.

Earlier, Zambia Environmental Management Agency Director General JOHN Msimuko thanked government for taking interest in environmental management initiatives.

Mr Msimuko said there is need for the development of projects that discourage indiscriminate disposal of waste.

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