A delegation of South African business people has arrived in the country to explore business and investment opportunities on the Copperbelt and North Western Provinces.
The delegation of 14 companies which arrived in Kitwe yesterday includes companies from Energy, Engineering, Construction, Mining, Logistics, and the Finance sectors.
Among the companies in the delegation is a Zimbabwean company Batiman World Limited that is seeking to expand its operations in the country.
Three more companies are expected to arrive in the country today.
The aim of the Trade and Investment Mission is to promote bilateral trade, enhance regional and international trade and explore investment opportunities in the two provinces.
The mission will also assist companies that wish to expand their market share into the country through business to business (B2B) meetings and connect them to potential partners in Zambia.
Evance Chanda the co-facilitator from Southern Africa Zambia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SAZACCI) says their effort and commitment is to market Zambia by focusing on key economic sectors as identified by government.
“Our aim is to market Zambia’s economic potential to investors across the world, as a private organisation working closely with Zambia Development Agency and its stakeholders.’
SAZCCI has partnered with Africa Project Access ( APA) to host the business delegation and to disseminate accurate and up to date information on current investment opportunities in the country to the business community.
The delegation is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on the Kitwe District Commissioner and also visit companies in Kitwe, Ndola, Chingola and Solwezi.
The programme includes a visit to KCM and a meeting with Mr Enock Kavindele from Northern Western Railway.
The company’s are represented by top directors and business development managers.
“Our next Trade Mission will to lead a business delegation to Mpulungu Mbala and explore its untapped trade and investment opportunities,” Mr Chanda said.
He noted that Trade and Investment remain the key that will to unlock Zambia’s economic potential and bring about real growth and development