Turkish experts to train Zambian officials in environmental management

A group of Turkish experts will conduct a training series on environmental management system for officials in government institutions and civil society organizations.

These specialized officials, who are in the country for two weeks, will provide capacity and institutional building training in the field of health, agriculture, housing, environment and waste management, including sanitation," Turkish Ambassador to Zambia Sebnem İncesu said.

The group of experts includes officials from Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA), the Istanbul Municipality and the Red Cross Society.

Ministry of Health's Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama thanked the Turkish government for being an "all-weather friend" of Zambia. 

Malama recalled that Turkey had donated assorted medical supplies to support Zambia's fight against a cholera outbreak. "And now, Turkey has sent experts to Zambia to provide training in the required area," he added.

John Musimuko, the director of the Zambia Environmental Management Agency, said he is pleased that the program, which was agreed upon last year to train Zambians in environmental management systems, has finally taken off.

"This project, thanks to Turkey, will greatly benefit the people of Zambia," Musimuko added.

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