Zambia has won accolades from the business community in Jordan for the impeccable governance credentials, which are necessary for the promotion of investment and commercial activities.
Expressing their sentiments through the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Jordanian business community has requested the Zambian Mission in Turkey, which covers Jordan as a country of extra-accreditation, to facilitate business networking with the Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) to open avenues for trade and investment opportunities.
Making opening remarks at the Zambia-Jordan Investment Promotion Forum in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Wednesday, Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, first vice president Ghassan Kherfan said it was the desire of his members to network with their Zambian counterparts and explore business and investment opportunities for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
More than 30 members of the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry who attended the business forum were inspired by a presentation made by Chargé d’Affaires of Zambia in Turkey, Bwalya Nondo and First Secretary Economic Cephas Silwamba, which highlighted various investment opportunities in Zambia, procedures and incentives.
The presentation was augmented with a video, which equally showcased investment opportunities in the country.
In his remarks, Mr Nondo told the business forum that Zambia is highly ranked as an investment destination of choice because of the country’s democratic tenets, which creates a favourable investment climate.
Mr Nondo said this was backed with necessary legal frameworks that guaranteed the protection and flourishing of businesses in the country.
He also said the Zambian market offered an opportunity for an investor to tap into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) market with a population of about 301 million people and a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$ 529 billion.
The Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry dubbed Africa as a rising star that will in the near future define global economies.
“We are all looking to Africa and we want to network and create business synergies with Zambia across different sectors as one way of strengthening bilateral relations between our two countries,” Mr Kherfan said.
The objective of the investment forum was to showcase areas that are available for investment in Zambia to potential Jordanian investors and businessmen.
This was issued in a statement by the First Secretary for Presss Jerry Munthali at Zambian the Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, ANKARA, TURKEY