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€58M EU COVID SUPPORT ALLOCATED TO ZAMBIA

ABOUT €58 million has been allocated to Zambia by the European Union (EU) as support towards government’s efforts to fight the surge of COVID-19 in the country.

Last year the EU had secured €2.7 million, for the procurement of essential medicines and lifesaving commodities towards the fight against COVID-19.

EU Charge’d Affairs, Bruno Hausens said the Union has extended its support to ensure that Zambia remains sustainable in the midst of the pandemic which has destabilized the global socio-economic status.

Mr. Hausens said the EU stands ready to support the Zambian government and has since assured Zambia that his organization will remain a constant and reliable partner during the COVID-19 period.

Zanis reports that a virtual meeting was held yesterday between Mr Hausens and Minister of Health Jonas Chanda at which the financial supported was discussed.

The Minister of Health received the financial support and thanked the European Union for the continued support in several areas especially in the health sector.

Dr Chanda assured the citizens that the financial support given to Zambia by the EU will be used transparently in order for it to benefit the majority Zambians.

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