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State to spend €493,000 to enhance border points

ALVIN CHIINGA, Parliament
GOVERNMENT will spend about €493,000 (about K394,400,000) on a contract that will enhance the re-affirmation of border points between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Lake Tanganyika.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rayford Mbulu told Parliament on Thursday that Zambia has joined the African Boundary Union programme to help reduce border disputes.
He was responding to MMD Mpongwe member of Parliament, Gabriel Namulambe during the questions for oral answer session who wanted to know if there are boundary disputes between Zambia and the DRC.
Mr Mbulu said the project will involve the procurement of satellite equipment to help in the demarcation of borders on Lake Tanganyika.
Meanwhile, Speaker of National Assembly Patrick Matibini announced that the Government Chief Whip Yamfwa Mukanga has been appointed as acting leader of Government business in the House in the absence of Vice-President Inonge Wina who is on national duty in Mongu.


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