By Nation Reporter
MEMBERS of the Cross Border Integrated Business Association (CBIBA) should participate in various sectors of the economy like agriculture, manufacturing and tourism so that they can find market for Zambian products in neighbouring countries and earn foreign exchange, association publicity secretary Poster Jumbe has said.
Mr Jumbe said association members should be aggressively involved in marketing Zambian agriculture, manufacturing and tourism products so that the country could earn the much needed foreign exchange.
Mr Jumbe was speaking at the weekend during the meeting where the association changed its name from Copperbelt Cross Border and Integrated Business Association to Cross Border Integrated Business Association (CBIBA).
At the same meeting, the association elected a new executive led by Mr John Ng’andu as chairman general, Ms Jenice Muma as vice chairperson and Mr Patrick Fwalanga as secretary.
Harriet Phiri was elected vice secretary, Bina Munyenyembe was elected treasurer with Jerrah Siame settling for the position of vice treasurer. Mr Jumbe was elected information and publicity secretary.
Speaking in an interview after the meeting, Mr Jumbe said the association had decided to change its name in line with its policies aimed at improving the operation of the organisation.
“We have changed our name because our association has a wider membership for which it includes foreigners from COMESA and SADC states. We also have branches on the Copperbelt and other provinces of Zambia. Its membership is wide.
“We are encouraging our members, especially those from Zambia, to participate in all sectors of the economy such as agriculture. Our association does not involve only those who buy and sell across borders, but also those in agriculture,” he said.
He said the association would soon inform Government about the change of the name.