By Rejoice Lukumba
The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has expressed happiness that Zambia and Angola are working together to clear land mines along their common border so that an alternative route for the transportation of copper can be built.
Receiving credentials from Zambia’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Lt. Col. Bizwayo Nkunika (rtd), Her Majesty – the Queen said in, addition to South Africa and Tazara routes, there was need for Zambia to develop an alternative route for the transportation of copper to the sea ports for onward export to other parts of the world.
The Queen was content that the copper mines were doing well in Zambia and in her hope for further development of Zambia; she indicated Britain’s good will towards Zambia attaining more growth. She also recollected fond memories of her visit to Zambia during the Commonwealth conference in 1979, during which she visited many parts of Zambia.
She was happy to learn that a lot of socio-economic development had taken place in the country since then.
Having successfully presented credentials, Lt. Col. Nkunika said he would endeavor to meet with the international organisations based in the UK as well as various institutions and government departments to discuss issues of collaboration.
He would also embark on a programme to meet Zambians resident in various parts of the UK to discuss matters that affect them.