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Stories on Northern Investment Expo and WW1 Centenary Commemoration

Republican President, Edgar Lungu, has implored educators to review the history curriculum to teach correct perspective of the First World War which ended in Zambia’s Mbala District, then Abercorn, on 25th November, 1918.

 

Procession of the WW1 Centenary Commemoration at Mbala round about Cenotaph

President Lungu made the call yesterday when he graced Centenary celebrations marking exactly 100 years since the end of this Great War.

He says Zambia has a significant chance to tell the truth about the end of the First World War so that the world acknowledges and records that the last bullet of the war was fired in Zambia.

The event was attended by British Royal Representative Lord David Richards and Grandson of legendary commander of German, General Von Lettow- Vorbeck, Haus Carper Gaf Tu Rautran.

Heads of foreign mission accredited to Zambia also attended the Centenary celebrations

On 11th November 1918, Germany agreed to the armistice in France, but it took days for word to reach its far-flung African forces, who were still fighting, with great success, in today’s Zambia.

Northern Province Minister, Brian Mundubile says the untold history that the First World War ended in Mbala, then Abercorn, on 25th November 1918, will help market Zambia as a world class tourism destination.

HE. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with Northern Province Minister Hon. Brian Mundubile MP (L) and Chilubi MP Hon. Rosary Fundanga at Chilubi district council stand during the Northern Investment Expo

Northern Province Minister Hon Brian Mundubile  MP giving his speech during the official opening of the Northern Investment Expo by HE President Edgar Lungu at Kasama Airport

 

Mr. Mundubile, says the Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo being held alongside Centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of First World War gives the country an opportunity to tell the world that the historic battle ended in Zambia.

He stresses that contrary to some false impression, there is no place anywhere in the world where the war ended apart from Zambia’s Mbala District.

 Contrary to generally held misconceptions that the First World War ended in Europe on 11th November, 1918, the fact of the matter is that the last shots of the war and the final surrenders did not take place in Europe but here in Zambia, Mbala in particular, on 25th November, 1918.

Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga, says the Province has attractive investment incentives to both foreign and local investors who may wish to invest in key sectors of the economy.

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Mr. Elias Kamanga during the signing ceremony of letters of Intent (Middle) with Seth James Director at the official opening of Northern Investment Expo

 

Mr. Kamanga made the remarks yesterday during the opening sessions of the Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo at Kasama Airport, the expo site.

 Mr. Kamanga has since implored investors to take keen interest in exploring the massive investment potential the Northern Province.

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Mr. Elias Kamanga during the signing ceremony of letters of Intent (Middle) with Mika Hotels CEO Steve Mikalile (L) at the official opening of Northern Investment Expo

 And gracing the opening session for Expo at Kasama Airport, Northern Province Minister, Brian Mundubileexpressed delight at the massive support from stakeholders for making the event a reality.

Mr. Mundubile says the Investment and Tourism Expo being held alongside Centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of First World War – whose last gunfire was in Mbala, then Abercorn on 25th November 1918, presents a chance for a turn-around in the fortunes of the region.

He adds that his administration is confident that the two events will unlock the numerous Investment opportunities in the province. 

 The Expo and Centenary is being held under theme, ‘‘unlocking investment opportunities 100 years after the end of the First World War 1918 – 2018 ’’

With the generally held misconceptions that the First World War ended in Europe on 11th November, 1918, when the fact of the matter is that it ended in Zambia’s Mbala District on 25th November, 1918, Republican President, Edgar Lungu, says it is vital to know the correct facts of the country’s history.

 

President Lungu said this today when he visited the heritage house in Kasama to appreciate the history on the end of the First World War.

This is contained in a visitor’s book message he signed and made available to Mano News minutes after he wrote it.

Meanwhile, Republican President, Edgar Lungu has launched the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation Limited, or ZAFFICO, Forest Plantation in Kasama, charging that contrary to some sections of society, ZAFFICO has not been sold.

And President Lungu has officially opened the Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo being held alongsideCentenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of First World War – whose last bullet was fired in Abercorn, now Mbala,   on 25th November 1918.

China Railway Sevens Group International has donated Ninety-Five Thousand Kwacha towards the successful hosting of the ongoing Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo.

 And handing over the cheque, China Railway Sevens Group International Marketing Manager, Liu Fei, hailed the Zambian government for the continued support it is rendering to foreign investors.

Receiving the cheque, Northern Province Minister, Brian Mundubile, commended China Railway Sevens Group International for embarking on massive development projects in the Northern Province.

The Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo which ends tomorrow has attracted over two thousand delegates both local and foreign.

 

The World Farmers Organization, or WFO, says Zambia has some of the best agriculture policies in Africa thereby attracting various investments in the sector.

 

WFO President, Theo De Jager, says Zambia’s agriculture sector has made tremendous contribution to the sector in Africa.

 Mr. De Jager adds that there is also need to make the agriculture sector more viable by adding value to the produce.

 Meanwhile, Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga states that the province is establishing the biggest farming block at Kalungwishi estate in Mporokoso District.

The duo was speaking during the Northern Province Investment and Tourism Expo in Kasama.

Today marks exactly 100 years since the end of First World War – whose last gunshot was fired in Abercorn, now Mbala,   on 25th November 1918. 

 And Republican President, Edgar Lungu, graced the Centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of this Great War, charging that it is vital to know the correct facts of the country’s untold history.

 Meanwhile, Northern Province Minister, Brian Mundubile says

the Centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of First World War commemorated in Mbala today, gives the country an opportunity to tell the world that the historic battle ended in Zambia.

 Contrary to generally held misconceptions that the First World War ended in Europe on 11th November, 1918, the fact of the matter is that the last shots of the war and the final surrenders did not take place in Europe but here in Zambia, Mbala in particular, on 25th November, 1918.

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