South African investors swarm Zambian sectors
More than 14 South African investors have shown interest in investing in agriculture, tourism, mining and manufacturing of hospital equipment in Zambia, South African High Commissioner to Zambia Moses Chikane has disclosed.
Mr Chikane said a group of South African investors were last week in Zambia and visited several areas including the Copperbelt Province on a fact finding mission and that most of them after a tour indicated their interest in investing in Zambia.
Speaking in an interview in Kapiri Mposhi at the weekend, Mr Chikane said he is confident that the investors would soon be back to conclude discussions with the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) on areas of their interest.
“I can confirm that a team of investors from South Africa were last week in Zambia to explore investment opportunities and after their tour of duty they showed interest in coming back to undertake their projects, ”he said.
He said his office has of late been flooded with queries most of them seeking information on investment opportunity in Zambia and paid tribute to the Zambian Government on it’s good policies on foreign investment.
He said most investors were keen to partner with local people and that it was his hope that Zambians would be ready to join hands with them.
He cited the visit by South African President Jacob Zuma recently, which attracted a lot of interest among the investors from his country.
Mr Chikane described the relations which the two countries have continued to enjoy as good and that as a representative of his country, he would continue to strengthen the ties for the benefit of the two people.
The envoy also urged the Zambian media to take keen interest and highlight issues of economic importance for the benefit of the countries.
[ Times of Zambia ]