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Kaseba commends India for economic support

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka
FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has commended the Indian business community for its contribution to Zambia’s economic development since the country attained independence 50 years ago.
Dr Kaseba said this in Lusaka on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the Indian High Commission as part of the celebrations to mark Zambia’s golden jubilee independence anniversary.
The occasion was graced by renowned Indian pop artist Usha Uthup who sang a mix of songs including her own, those by other artists and her version of the ‘Tiyende Pamodzi’ unity song.
Dr Kaseba said bilateral and economic ties between Zambia and India have strengthened over the years as can be seen through the increased technical and education assistance that India has provided to Zambia.
Dr Kaseba said Zambia emulated India through Mahatma Ghandi to attain independence in a peaceful manner. Meanwhile,  KELVIN CHONGO reports that Dr Kaseba has commended the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for providing US$120,000 towards the hosting of a children’s art exhibition in commemoration of Zambia’s 50 years of independence.
Dr Kaseba also said she is happy that Africa now recognises the importance of children in society.
She was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during a children’s art exhibition dubbed: “Journey in History, Celebrating Golden Jubilee.”
She urged Zambians to remain united in the quest for more development.
And Indian High Commissioner to Zambia Gaddam Dharmendra said India will continue to contribute to the development of Zambia as can be evidenced by the many Indian companies that have invested in Zambia.


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