State-owned Pension Fund NAPSA has nodded the Economics Association of Zambia National Summit, this was confirmed by the Funds Director General Mr Yollard Kachinda when the Association board members paid a courtesy call visit as part of its road shows in a momentum build up to the July event. Mr Kachinda in the company of NAPSA Head of Corporate Affairs Cephas Sinyangwe supported the Associations initiative extending support to more engagements post the summit as long-standing members of the EAZ.
“I am a supporter of local investing and as such the fund has supported many projects ranging from infrastructure - roads, malls etc. and if you heard on the news NAPSA was being asked to fund some markets and bus stations,” he said.
Mr Kachinda commended the Association on the work it was doing but further urged it to remain independent in its statements, analysis and to conduct in more research related activity in its quest to provide guidance and influence policy in the country.
“We have courted over 70 corporates and wish the bridge the gap between the private sector and policymakers. We believe the summit will provide a platform for potential deals to actualise. The whole idea behind this summit is that we believe solutions to economic challenges reside in us the locals,” EAZ Executive Director Ms Nachilima said.
The EAZ team was led by Vice President Dr Austin Mwange, National Secretary - Mr Mutisunge Zulu and Executive Director - Ms Mirriam Nachilima. The National Economic Summit will be held on 24-26 July in Livingstone under the theme The Future of National Economic Diplomacy - Supporting inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa to be graced by Republican President Mr Edgar Lungu alongside Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.