A team of Israeli Investors has arrived in Luapula Province to evaluate the viability of investing in fisheries and wildlife in the region.
The Israelis who paid a courtesy call on Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa yesterday, are expected to tour Nchelenge, Mansa, Kawambwa, Samfya, Chienge and Chipili districts to appreciate the fishery and wildlife sectors in the province.
ZANIS reports that the delegation will also visit Lake Mweru, Bangweulu and fish breeding centres to appreciate the potential of the fishing industry before touring the Lusenga Plains National Park.
Speaking when he received the investors, Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa assured the investors of government’s support in the province adding that, Luapula is in a hurry to develop and that such investors are welcome.
He said Israel as a country has done extremely well in agriculture despite being a desert which Zambia needed to learn from.
He expressed confidence that the Israeli investors will make a decision to invest in the Province because of the many investment and economic opportunities that government has created in the province.
The Minister told the investors that the Luapula Expo and Investment Conference which was held last year has attracted over 60 investors an indication that the region is conducive for investment.
And delegation leader Major General Gabi Ophir said his team is interested in investing in the fishing and wildlife areas which is why it preferred Luapula Province.
He said he is positive that his company’s tour of the six districts will yield positive results.