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Date Modified: 19/12/2016 23:23:03


Lusaka, Friday, 18 November 2016: The COMESA Business Council is set to hold its 10th Annual General Meeting on the 25th November 2016. The meeting which will be held at the Taj Pamodzi hotel in Lusaka will bring together the CBC membership, private and the public sector stakeholders from the nineteen COMESA countries as well the development partners including USAID. The meeting is expected to validate the key achievement of the institution during the period 2015-2016 and also chart the roadmap towards 2017.

Speaking ahead of the AGM the CBC Chairperson said, “This has been a very important year for CBC, one in which we have gone to great lengths to ensure the inclusive participation of the private sector with regional integration agenda. This has been done through the engagement of strategic partnerships to develop tailor-made solutions to respond to our members’ needs and promote a competitive industrial outfit for the region.”

The Meeting which will be preceded by a one day Board Meeting will also see an election and installation of a new board. An award ceremony will also be organized for three key buyers in recognition of their efforts in promoting local sourcing in the region as part of the Local Sourcing for Partnerships Project. Among the companies that will be awarded include the two hotels in Zambia – Taj Pamodzi Hotel and the Protea Hotel and a breweries company from Rwanda – BRALIRWA Limited.

CBC- Annual Brief.pdf2016.pdf


COMESA Business Council is a Business Member Organization and recognized private sector institution of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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