President Edgar Lungu has said that he is delighted that the campaign for value addition in the country is bearing fruits.
President Lungu said his tour of Stands at the first ever investment forum and exposition in Central Province revealed that value addition is becoming a reality.
President Lungu was speaking yesterday when he officially opened the Central Province Investment Forum and Expo.
“My tour of stands at this expo has revealed that value addition is coming to fruition. I’ am really happy and hail all the companies involved as value addition is key to economic development,” he said.
The head of state explained that government has seen the strides made by Central Provinve to promote agriculture.
President Lungu disclosed that his government is developing farm blocks,constructing irrigation dams in Chisamba District as well as construction of breeding centres in the region.
He further hailed Central Province administration and all stakeholders for organizing a successful investment expo.
The expo was held under the the theme”Accelerating Investment for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”.
And more than 54 foreign exhibitors out of the estimated 200 firms have exhibited at this year’s Central Province Investment Forum and expo.
Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga has revealed that over 1,585 delegates have so far been accredited at the expo, adding that the number has gone far beyond that projected by the provincial administration.
The Provincial Minister observed that the expo is a stepping stone towards attracting more investors to the province.
He said there was still room for investors who still wished to be a part of the occasion by exhibiting at the on-going provincial expo.
The minister said this in an interview shortly after touring stands at the first ever investment expo in the province, being held under the theme “accelerating investment for inclusive and sustainable development.”
And Mr Mushanga has also disclosed that all the 39 traditional leaders in the province are ready to provide land to would be investors.