Harriet Baldwin Visiting Zambia Today
The United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, is visiting Zambia today to see how the UK can strengthen its partnership with Zambia by supporting growth and poverty reduction and working towards shared prosperity.
Minister Baldwin will hold meetings with Her Honour the Vice-President, Inonge Wina and the Minsters of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Energy.
During her visit, Minister Baldwin will sign the Energy Africa Compact and announce 406 million Kwacha of new UK development assistance. This funding will support the growth of the sustainable energy sector, giving a boost to local businesses and providing millions of Zambians with reliable, affordable energy.
The Energy Africa Compact is a partnership agreement between the UK and Zambia for the Government, the international community and the private sector to expand the household solar market and deliver increased and sustainable energy access for millions of Zambians.
Speaking ahead of her visit, Minister Baldwin said:
“I am looking forward to my first visit to Zambia, where the UK enjoys so many strong bilateral relationships, whether with Government, communities or businesses.
“It will be a great opportunity to highlight the ways in which we can work together for a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for both our countries.”