Zambian Goernment desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes

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Zambian High comissioner to the UK during the Westminster Africa Business Group meeting at the Inner Temple.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde has said, the Zambian Government desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes and the country has a lot of trade and investment opportunities for those looking to do business.

Addressing the Westminster Africa Business Group during a lunch meeting, High Commissioner Chikonde called on UK officials, Companies, MPs and academicians who were in attendance to take advantage of the trade opportunities and conducive business environment to maximise business between Zambia and the UK.

The High Commissioner who was accompanied to the lunch meeting by Counselor Economic Mr. Mukela Mutukwa at the Inner Temple said, even though trade has increased in the last five years between Zambia and the UK averaging about £200 million per annum, this increase is minimal given the historical strong warm and cordial relations between the two countries.

Guests at the Westminster Africa Business Group during a lunch meeting at the Inner Temple.

“There is need to address the issues of standards, quality control, production capacity, transportation, product variety, innovation, food safety and traceability systems, all of which are important for our products to be able to gain access to the global market chain.” he said.

Furthermore, the High Commissioner said in order to achieve the desired levels of economic growth, President Edgar Lungu has called for the total diversification of the economy from Copper dependence and has identified key priority sectors of the economy namely: Agriculture and Agro-Processing, Energy, Manufacturing and Value addition, Tourism and infrastructure.

“I would like to enlist the support and collaboration of the Westminster Africa Business Group to encourage UK investment into Zambia, and importation of Zambian products into the UK. We need to leverage the Commonwealth advantage of common language, common law, common business practices, and close historical and cultural ties to strengthen trade, investment and people to people ties between our two countries,” he said.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for members of the Group to ask questions about doing business in Zambia. Possibilities of the business community to travel to Zambia to explore trade and investment opportunities were also discussed.

The Westminster Africa Business Group was formed in 1947 and its membership includes both companies and individuals with interests in Africa, commercial, political or otherwise. It aims to bring together business and political activities in Africa and develop relations between the UK and the African continent.

Issued by: Abigail Chaponda (Mrs.)
First Secretary | Press and Public Relations
Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Yes…Come to Zambia and enjoy 5 year tax parachute….after 5 years just change your company name and apply for another 5 year tax-break..only foooolish docile Zambians pay tax!!

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    • This attraction os investors must come to an end. When will Zambians themselves invest in their own country and run their own economy. Please start empowering Zambians instead of rushing to meet people with no real heart for our people or future generations/resources.

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  2. What business can these guys bring.
    These are just tourist and funders of NGO movement

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  3. They should also meet someone at chalala and ask him to tone down

    Insults will never him to state house

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  4. Sorry they are not coming, ati nkhongole pa Zed za pakisa, it seems they have already seen our green and white boat already sinking.

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  5. When even investors are fearing to come and invest in a corrupt nation with so many debts then you know we are in trouble.

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  6. Ati “Businesses of all sizes” …. That is a wrong approach all together as we do not need investors to come and fry/cook/bake fritters along Cairo Road.

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  7. KEEP UR MONEY IN UK DONT BRING IT TO ZAMBIA, U WILL BE HAMMERED IN CORRUPTING OFFICIALS FROM ZDA PACRA ZRA THE LIST IS ENDLESS, IAM SURE SOME OF U BY ATTENDING THAT MEETING U PAID SOMETHING TO THE OFFICIALS

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