Zambia sends new representative to COMESA secretariat

On the sidelines of the 20th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA currently being held in Lusaka (Zambia), the Zambian Chileshe Kapwepwe has been appointed Secretary General of the organization.
The former boss of the tax administration of her country thus becomes the first woman to occupy this position. She succeeds, to this post, to his compatriot Sindiso Ngwenya.
President of the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and Executive Director of a non-governmental organization called Imiti Ikula Empanga, Ms. Kapwepwe has also served as Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington.
It takes the lead of an organization whose market exchanges – which now includes 21 countries with the accession of Tunisia and Somalia on Wednesday, July 18 – exceeded $ 4.5 trillion. This amount should be in the next few years between $ 6 and $ 7 trillion.


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