The Gauteng Provincial Government in South Africa is considering to put up business hubs for Regional Value Chain for Mining Capital Equipment on the Copper belt Province.
Gauteng Province Member of Executive Council for Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile is expected to lead the delegation that is scheduled to undertake a three days economic mission to Zambia.
The visit to Zambia by the Gauteng Provincial Government is aimed at holding consultative engagement with various Zambian public and private agencies.
The delegation is also expected to hold talks with Ndola and Kitwe City Councils respectively for possibilities of establishing business hubs in the Province.
And Delegation Leader Lebogang Maile further disclosed that his delegation would have consultative talks with Lusaka Province Administration regarding the possibility of twinning the two provinces as they had a lot in Common.
Mr. Maile noted that Lusaka had a developed city, international airport and rural parts of the province similar to Gauteng adding that the two provinces could share best development practices.
He added that Zambia is a key country in deepening regional economic ties as the country was one of the fast growing economies in the SADC region and that there was need to promote government to government collaborations.
Mr. Maile stated that his visit to Zambia together with his entourage would promote strategic partnerships and secure bilateral relationship with the country’s private and public entities.
Meanwhile, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba noted that the economic mission has come shortly after the state visit to Zambia by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
Mr. Mwamba said the intentions by the Gauteng Provincial Government to set up Capital Equipment Hubs in Zambia was a huge investment that the country stands to benefit from.
This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa Naomi Nyawali, t