Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Leslie Mbula has urged the Turkish business community to take advantage of the peace prevailing in Zambia and invest in various sectors of the economy.
Mr. Mbula made the call when a five man Turkish delegation from the Horizon Education Trust paid a courtesy call on him in Pretoria on Monday.
Mr. Mbula said Zambia is currently enjoying a stable political environment since her independence in 1964.
He said the Turkish business community should therefore invest in Zambia as much as they have invested in South Africa.
He said in Zambia there was plenty of land and abundant natural resources which they could utilize.
Mr. Mbula said the Trust will open a school in Lusaka and will specialize in mathematics, science and IT.
He added that the Turkish teachers will work together with Zambian teachers improve education standards in the country.
Mr. Mbula said other investors should emulate the Turkish for their efforts in ploughing back to the community where they conduct their business and not only for the purpose of enjoying tax rebates.
This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS today by Second Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa, Philip Chirwa.
Mr. Chirwa said the Mr. Mbula has been playing a major role in bringing the Turkish investors to Zambia.