Mutubila pledges to woo Italian investors
NEWLY appointed Zambia’s ambassador to Italy Frank Mutubila says he will do his best to attract Italian investment and enhance trade between Zambia and Italy. Mr Mutubila said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday.
“I will promote the interests of our country, especially in terms of investment prospects and trade enhancement,” he said.
Mr Mutubila, who is also a veteran broadcaster ,has thanked President Sata for appointing him ambassador to Italy. He said Zambia and Italy have a long history which has not fully been exploited.
“Italy was operating a motor assembly company here in the 1970s and many other companies including the energy sector and these are areas we can explore again,” Mr Mutubila said.
He said the tourism sector further offers opportunities with the Italian government.
“The tourism, manufacturing and agriculture sectors offer greater investment opportunities which we pursue,” Mr Mutubila said.
He also thanked Zambians for supporting him in his long years of broadcasting. On Tuesday, President Sata swore-in Mr Mutubila as Zambia’s ambassador to Italy.
[ Zambia Daily Mail]