Zambian-Italian Cultural Center pushes tourism, economic growth to mark 50 years anniversary


The Zambian-Italian Cultural Center has been used as a vehicle to drive tourism in Zambia and provided an opportunity for local businesses to market their products and services.

This is according to the Zambia-Italian Cultural Center Trust Board Chairperson – Board of Trustees Gaudenzio Rossi.

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Rossi said the Zambian-Italian Cultural Center has had a positive impact on Zambia’s economic growth, through the creation of jobs and wealth for the Zambian people.

He said several activities have been lined up for this year to promote tourism, culture and fashion show, among others to mark 50 years of the Italian School of Lusaka ‘Edmondo de Amicis’ existence in Zambia.

Rossi said the Center had helped to shape the way people think, broaden the horizon of knowledge of individuals through various cultural activities.

He said this in Lusaka on Friday to mark the celebration of the Italian School of Lusaka ‘Edmondo de Amicis’ 50 years of existence in Zambia.

“The Italian School of Lusaka sends students annually to Italy to learn more of the Italian culture. This is one way of enhancing the cultural heritage between Zambia and Italy.

“This has helped to foster creativity and innovation by providing a platform for individuals, learners and artists to showcase their skills. This is a clear indication of good bilateral relations that exist between Zambia and Italy,” he said.

Rossi acknowledged the Zambian government’s quest to increase its Foreign Direct Investment, which he said was key to economic prosperity.

He also said the Italian School of Lusaka would continue to implement its highly ambitious academic programmes that suit the ever-evolving techniques in the sector.

Rossi indicated that the school would embark on a multi-million-dollar infrastructure development expansion programme to begin to double the student population.

“The School will also establish a state-of-the-art special education needs unit and upgrade its sports facilities. We will also soon be establishing a world class standard university in Lusaka,” he said.

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