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Zambia and China sign honey export MoU

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The Zambian Government and the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start exporting honey from Zambia to China.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Malanji said government will ensure that people that will get involved in bee keeping are empowered and capacity built to support the new market.

Mr. Malanji said this in Mwinilunga district when he officiated at this year’s Chisemwa cha Lunda traditional ceremony of Senior Chief Kanong’esha.

Meanwhile, Mr. Malanji has encouraged chiefdoms in the country to establish traditional museums in order to preserve local culture.

ZANIS reports that the Minister stated that, with careful documentation and art fact presentation, a culture can be recorded and remembered as well as being shared and understood by those from different cultural backgrounds.

He said preservation of traditional daily life is important to secure cultures from the alarming rate of disappearance for the benefit of future generations.

Mr. Malanji has also reiterated government’s call for concerted efforts by everyone in the fight against early marriages.

He said despite the Zambian constitution prohibiting the vice, it has continued to rob thousands of girls in the country of their childhood rights and privileges.

And speaking earlier, Senior Chief Kanong’esha applauded government for various developmental projects in the area.

He cited the Mwinilunga hospital project, upgrading of township roads to bituminous status, distribution of electricity to rural parts of the districts and many other projects that have changed the face of the area.

The traditional leader, who spoke through Chisemwa cha Lunda royal establishment chairperson, Anthony Samuhandu, however, appealed to government to expedite the completion of the unfinished projects such as the hospital and township roads.

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