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

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      As Zambian Eagle has been reporting that Dictator Edgar Lungu and PF Information Minister Kampamba Mulenga stole the UPND Presidential votes in 2016, true to our reporting today Kampamba Mulenga has agreed to having stolen HH’s votes.
      UPND 2016 Kalulushi constituency Candidate Everisto Mwalilino sold HH’s votes at K21,000 and later on this very Candidate sold his parliamentary petition at K360,000.
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      “Kampamba Mulenga lost the elections, Mwalilino the UPND candidate won but he sold the votes to Kampamba including the petition, so I challenge the two to sue…

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  1. What is this Capital Equipment Hub?? A DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, AN ASSEMBLING CENTRE or A CAPITAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING HUB? We have MISERABLY FAILED AS A CENTRALLY LOCATED COUNTRY TO MAKE OURSELVES A MANUFACTURING and DISTRIBUTION HUB ESPECIALLY MINING and INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT. MOST OF OUR NEIGHBORS have vibrant mining industries which can depend on our supplies, but NO, we put pride in endless talk!! WE have heard stories like this before from CUMMINS, HATACHI, CATERPILLAR, WHERE THE INDUSTRIES, WHERE ARE THE JOBS!! IF manufacturing of heavy equipment is too hard for us let us start by EVEN BEING THE CENTRE FOR SERVICING SUCH EQUIPMENT and PRODUCTION OF CERTAIN COMPONENTS AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS- NOT IMPORTING ALL INPUTS!!

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  2. JUST ESTABLISHING A DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ZAMBIA FOR CAPITAL GOODS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. ZAMBIA MUST BE ENCOURAGING AND INVITING COMPANIES THAT ARE GOING TO SET UP A MANUFACTURING HUB OF THOSE CAPITAL GOODS AS OPPOSED TO JUST SETTING UP A DISTRIBUTION HUB IN ZAMBIA. I WONDER IF OUR ZAMBIAN ECONOMISTS DO REALLY THINK. NEITHER, ARE THEY WIORTH THEIR SALT. IN A NUTSHELL, SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMISTS HAVE LOOKED BEYOND WHAT ZAMBIAN ECONOMISTS HAVE. THEY HAVE SEEN THAT ZAMBIA HAS MORE BORDERS THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE REGION- MEANING A LARGE MARKET. SA WILL EXPLOIT ZAMBIA’S HUGE MARKET TO SELL THEIR MANUFACTURED CAPITAL GOODS TO OUR 8 NEIGHBOURS AND YONDER. THEY CAN’T MAKE ZAMBIA AS A MANUFACTURING HUB BECAUSE THEY WILL BE EXPORTING JOBS TO ZAMBIA. ZAMBIA IS ALREADY A MANUFACTURING AND…

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  3. …THEY CAN’T MAKE ZAMBIA AS A MANUFACTURING HUB BECAUSE THEY WILL BE EXPORTING JOBS TO ZAMBIA. ZAMBIA IS ALREADY A MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION HUB FOR CAPITAL GOODS AND ANYTHING. ALL THAT ZAMBIA NEEDS IS TO HAVE A STRONG POLITICAL WILL TO ENCOURAGE SETTING UP OF THESE MANUFACTURING PLANTS BY ZAMBIANS OR ZAMBIANS JOINED BY FOREIGN COMPANIES WHO HAVE THE CAPACITY AND TECHNICAL-KNOW-HOW IN TERMS OF MACHINERY AND TECHNICAL HUMAN RESOURCES, ETC. ZAMBIA HAS ALL THE METALS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, ETC TO MANUFACTURE ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD INCLUDING CAPITAL GOODS WHICH LT DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THE MEANING AS THEY ARE FAILING TO EXPLAIN TO THE READERSHIP WHAT ‘CAPITAL’ GOODS MEAN.

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  4. …ZAMBIA SACRIFICED IT’S LIFE TO HELPED SA TO LIBERATE ITSELF FROM THE YOKES OF APARTHEID IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. AFTER THE END OF APARTHEID DOES ZAMBIA NEED TO SACRIFICE EVEN OUR GOD-GIVEN MARKETS OF OUR EIGHT BORDERS AND BEYOND THESE BORDERS? ZAMBIA MUST NOT BE USED AS A STEPPING STONE TO THOSE EASY MARKETS FOR ZAMBIA. YOU MEAN OUR ECONOMISTS CAN’T SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SO CALLED CAPITAL GOODS HUB MEANS. IT YIELDS NOTHING FOR ZAMBIA. IT YIELDS BILLIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA. IF OUR ECONOMISTS CAN’T UNDERSTAND SUCH SIMPLE TRICKS IN ORDER TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT- THEN ZAMBIA IS IN DOLDRUMS AND THEREFORE, DOOMED.

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  5. …INE UBUPUBA BWA PA ZAMBIA BWALINSHUPA UKUMFWA. ALREADY, THE TRADE BETWEEN SA AND ZAMBIA IS ONE-SIDED WITH SA TAKING THE LION’S SHARE. AND ON TOP OF THAT YOU ARE STILL LETTING SA, “UKU KWAKANYA MUNANI MU NGANDA IILI IYOBE” (to borrow the late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe’s nsoselo). KU TUMPA KWASHANI UKU, “UKWAKU NYANTA NE NKASA SHOBE MUKANWA KOBE”. [Again to borrow one of my grandpa’s- (Elias Chipimo Snr), insoselo]. MIND YOU WHEN SOUTH AFRICA CAPTURES OUR MARKETS FOR HER SUPERIOR GOODS, TO GRAB BACK THOSE MARKETS, IT WILL BE, “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”. SO, GUYS SHIBUKENIKO MUTULU TWA MUYAYA. SA IS NOT COMING TO ESTABLISH CAPITAL GOODS HUB FOR ZAMBIA BUT FOR SOUTH AFRICA INTEREST WHILE EMPLOYING ZAMBIA TO SELL SA GOODS TO ZAMBIA’S GOD-GIVEN MARKETS. IT PAINS ME.

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  6. All this to bluff the copperbelt guys as PF is losing ground there. Heard all these fake promises before and the only gain will be for the South Africans.

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