PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with  Kayula Siame as Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary and  Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Margaret Mwanakatwe.at State hose after the swearing in Ceremony. Picture  by Eddie Mwanaleza/State house. 20-11-2015.
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with Kayula Siame as Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary and Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Margaret Mwanakatwe.at State hose after the swearing in Ceremony. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/State house. 20-11-2015.

Government says it is committed to the successful implementation of the industrialisation and job creation strategy which seeks to create job opportunities especially for the women and youths involved in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame said it is for this reason that government has continued to pursue the implementation of the private sector development initiatives that promote and facilitate the development of a competitive private sector.

Ms. Kayula said this in Lusaka last evening at the Annual General Meeting Cocktail reception of the American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia (Amcham Zambia).

Ms. Kayula said government is pleased to be associated with such vibrant chamber which is focused on promoting trade and investment between Zambia and the United States of America (USA).

She said the goal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia is to increase trade investments between Zambia and the USA.

Ms. Kayula said the goal will be achieved by not only working with large American Corporations but also with Zambian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as these enterprises have been identified to be playing a critical role in fostering the growth of the Zambian economy.

She said her ministry is aware of the continued efforts of the US Embassy in highlighting Zambian prospects and opportunities in a variety of sectors to American businesses.

Ms. Kayula said as a country that is promoting the diversification of its economy, international trade prospects keep the economy open, dynamic, and competitive and such trade is critical to fuelling economic growth.

Speaking earlier, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United States of America David Young said he appreciates the hard work exhibited by the members.

Mr. Young said AmCham Zambia serves American-controlled companies investing and trading in Zambia while also providing Zambian companies an opportunity to do business with the United States.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I VEHEMENTLY URGE MY COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN NOT TO GAMBLE ONCE AGAIN BY RE-ELECTING THIS RECKLESS LEADERSHIP OF EDGAR LUNGU. ZAMBIANS HAVE SUFFERED A GREAT DEAL THE LAST FOUR YEARS AT THE HAND OF THESE HEARTLESS PF LEADERS WHO ARE ONLY SERVING THEMSELVES WHILE MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS ARE WALLOWING IN ABJECT POVERTY. AS ZAMBIANS, NOW WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT IN OUR COUNTRY BY VOTING FOR HH AND UPND. WE HAVE LOST A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP OUR COUNTRY, ALL BECAUSE THE SELFISH LUNGU TEAM HAVE TOLD THEMSELVES TO LOOT OUR COUNTRY AND REDUCE US TO BEGGARS. CHANGE IS WHAT WE WANT. VOTE HH. VOTE UPND.

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  2. More talk from a useless PF Government that is only interested in staying in power!

    Where are the 500,000 jobs you 90 day liars were shouting loudly about not so long ago?

    Zambians, let’s vote wisely in August. Kick Lungu and his lying thieves OUT!

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  3. @Free Slave
    Exactly my thoughts, more talk so that they may be seen to be busy & working. Riding on Zambians’ gullible minds.
    After they win 08/11, more borrowing & more fattening of their own bank accounts

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  4. Zambians should be pleased with our Lungu. He just keeps his head directed in positive creations for Zambia to develop. Bang, Bang, bang, dedicatedly, not just moan groan and hissing like vipers.

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    • That’s a great and the best African, Zambian inspired outfit, I have seen Maggie wear in all her Media coverage. Great, neat style that gives a hint of her culture and placing on the African map, not those nondescript euro inspired Corporate wear from her corporate days. Very nice one. Bought from Zambian Designer?? ….too much to hope they promote home designs?

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    • @ Patriot Abroad,
      LOL – Your comment is completely devoid of any Patriotism nor objectivity whatsoever. But this is not surprising at all because it is very clear you are sponging off PF Govt and Tax payers. You simply cannot stand on your own two feet, with that questionable IQ you are exhibiting. Your comments speak volumes about you.

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  5. LOL. Here is yet another clear example of failing to walk the talk right from the word ‘go’. On one hand you are saying you are “….committed to the successful implementation of the industrialisation and job creation strategy which seeks to create job opportunities especially for the women and youths involved in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises”.
    And yet on the other hand when an opportunity presents itself, you are busy signing deals to export raw material (maize grain) to CDR instead of milling it into mealie meal locally first, and thereby providing business to millers and creating jobs in Zambia. So what commitment are you talking about? You export job-creating opportunities along with the raw materials and you are busy saying “… fostering the growth of the Zambian economy”. LOL…

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    • Cont’d …. ”. LOL. Just how dull can you guys get? Just alot of empty verbiage in the written speech.

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  6. Cought with pants down, they should have known better, that is where preoritizing planning is very essential. The loans that they have been recklessly borrowing, the could have used it in establishing & growing income generating projects, including smes, that could have generated employment as well as growing the economy at the same time. From there the could have moved to infrastructure & other projects. Now that they have planted the tree up side down, with which money would they want to create jobs with, other loans again? Mind you they need to repay back the loans with interests, at the same time continue to maintain the infrastrucre tkey have created & the livelyhood of the people, depending only on copper sales?

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  7. No more commitments. Zambians have heard enough of this talk. They need a good economy and corrupt free government that is not lead by an incompetent professional failure (PF) member. They deserve better and want good jobs not these Mickey Mouse jobs you give them through the Chinese that abuse them. Please this time around Zambians this is our country and we need the best for it. Lungu must go and Lungu will go – save Zambia from doom

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