Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba is tomorrow expected to lead a high powered delegation of 20 leading South African Companies and Business representatives on an outward Trade and Investment Mission.
The visit which has been organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ), South African High Commissioner to Zambia 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 with Zambia’s private sector players and government agencies.
In a statement, First Secretary for Press and Public Relations to the Zambian High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali, said that the investment and trade mission was expected to increase awareness and of investment opportunities that existed in Zambia.
“Mr Mwamba explained that 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,” Nyawali stated.
“Mr Mwamba said 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.”
Nyawali stated that the meetings which would be lead be Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe would attract stakeholders from the manufacturing, infrastructure development, tourism and mining sectors.
“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. And to be in attendance of the meeting are officials from the South African High Commission in Zambia and USAID,” she stated.