By ZamChro Correspondent
President Mwai Kibaki Sunday afternoon left the country for a three day official visit to Lusaka, Zambia, where he will attend the COMESA-EAC-SADC North-South Corridor High Level Conference.
The Plane carrying the President and his entourage departed from Jomo Kenyatta International airport shortly after 3-pm.
The President is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Ministers Moses Wetangula, Amos Kimunya and Assistant Minister Peter Munya among other senior government officials
The conference is expected to discuss ways of raising funds aimed at building infrastructure within the region covered by the three trading blocks.
Lack of infrastructure has been cited as the biggest impediment to intra-Africa trade and social networking on the African continent.
In his capacity as the current chair of COMESA President Kibaki is expected to highlight progress made in the region towards boosting infrastructure among COMESA countries.
COMESA has already established the COMESA FUND that is the avenue through which the region is mobilizing funds to develop infrastructure.
At the airport to see off the President were the Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Amb. Francis Muthaura, Chief of General Staff General Jeremiah Kianga among other senior Government officials.
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