FIRST Lady Thandiwe Banda says the launch of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation outlet in Zambia signifies the country’s emergence as a global business destination and recognises its tremendous potential for international business.
Mrs Banda said the launch has brought employment opportunities for the Zambian people.
She was speaking when she officially launched KFC Zambia at Manda Hill in Lusaka on March 25.
“I know that KFC has high standards of training and will share knowledge that is valuable for all in the service industry,” she said.
Mrs Banda said the skills to be provided by KFC will be useful to many young people in the country.
She called on KFC to take an interest in helping the less privileged.
Mrs Banda is hopeful that KFC will see the good will from yesterday’s occasion as an indication of the need to open up more branches in other parts of the country.
She urged investors to continue spreading the good word that Zambia welcomes foreign investment, bringing much-needed skilled and quality jobs for the Zambian people.
At the same function, Minister of Commerce and Trade Industry Felix Mutati said Government will continue providing mechanisms to lift the Zambian economy.
Mr Mutati said global grants received from the international community will help anchor investments in the country.
He urged investors such as KFC to continue investing in Zambia.
KFC director CobusPrinsiloo said his restaurant is committed to extending its business to other provinces to serve more people.
Mr Prinsiloo said KFC serves over 12 million customers in a day, with a turnover of US$11 billion.
[Zambia Daily Mail]