Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Emmanuel Mwamba is leading a high powered delegation of 20 leading South African Companies and Business representatives on an outward Trade and Investment Mission.
Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says the visit that has been organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ),South African High Commissioner to Zambia H.E Ms. Ms Sikose Mji and the Zambia High Commission in South Africa is expected to hold a two day consultative networking session and business to business meetings 24TH to 26TH July to be held at cresta Golf View in Lusaka with Zambia’s private sector players and government agencies.
And South Africa’s Trade and industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says the meeting will assist the department with contributing towards South Africa’s objectives of regional integration by strengthening economic relations between the two countries.
He said the Investment and Trade mission to Zambia was a culmination of the State visit to South Africa by His Excellency the President of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu late last year where the two countries agreed to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations.
Mr Mwamba added that the visit by the leading South African companies and business representatives follows Zambia’s investor friendly environment and abundant investment potential that exist in the country.
He further noted that the investment and trade mission was expected to increase awareness and of investment opportunities that exist in Zambia.
Mr. Mwamba disclosed that the delegation had expressed interest in the agriculture and agro-processing as well as energy sectors.
Other sectors included advanced manufacturing, infrastructure development, tourism and mining and capital equipment.
Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe is expected to lead the meetings that would be attended by representatives of the manufacturing sector, Zambia Association of Chamber of Commerce, and the Zambia Development Agency.
Others to be in attendance are officials from the South African High Commission in Zambia and USAID
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