Government through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) is expected to construct three Corporate and Business parks in Mansa District at an estimated cost of 22 million United States dollars.

The corporate and business parks will include hotels, office space and a shopping mall.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS, Luapula Province Investment Coordinator Joseph Maopu said the works are to begin this year starting with the construction of a shopping Mall in Chabala Muwe area at a cost of 5 million Dollars.

He said another business park will be constructed at Mansa Trades Institute at an estimated cost $10 million.

He added that the mall to be constructed at Mansa Civic Hotel between Mansa Municipal Council and D-Tech Engineering is estimated at 6 million Dollars and construction will begin in 2020 to 2021.

Mr. Maopu noted that the construction works of the Mall at Chabala Muwe which will be known as Mansa Mall will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and be operational before the end of the year.

He said with the coming of Mansa Mall Mansa residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of a liberal economy and multi-national chain stores that can offer quality goods and products.

Mr. Maopu has since urged local businesses houses to start preparing themselves so that they are not displaced in business once the malls come in the district.

He explained that through the council government will ensure that it signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with multinational companies to link up with local businesses such as farmers to sale their products in supermarkets.

Mr. Maopu said the coming of these business parks also gives an opportunity for farmers to start producing on a large scale because the demand for local products will increase.

And Mansa Municipal Council Mayor Emmanuel Chungu says the construction of Mansa Mall will help decongest Shoprite which is the biggest supermarket in Mansa at the moment.

Mr Chungu says the coming of the Mall will also help create employment for the local people especially the youths.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Then ninvele chi muntu in 2019 ati “fyo fyo fyo” about PF Govnt which means well for mother Zambia!!!This party should be given 100% votes in 2021 by Zambian voters!!!WELL DONE MIGHTY PF FOR CHANGING THE FACE OF ZAMBIA!!

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    • Do you know the difference between shopping malls and factories as regards to contributing to GDP ???

      No you don’t, you are a sontapo …

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    • @Maloza

      You are absolutely right. PF are a bunch of stup1d moles. Instead of building factories and spending money on buying technology which can help our youth to gain a competitive advantage in manufacturing some of the goods Zambians import for huge sums of money, the id1ots are busy turning Zambia into a huge market for Chinese products.

      This is job exportation and not creation because the top jobs for this project will go to Chinese and yet Zambia enough engineers and designers. I will not surprised to learn that even 90% building materials will come from China.

      Construction of mall is a useless venture and just a conduit through which Lungu and Chitotela will get huge bribes.

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    • @1.3 my sentiments exactly, where will people get money to spend in these malls. If the gov starts by building factories, then the economy starts from there. What has happened to my country?

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  2. Our youths need factories, food-processing plants NOT stup1d malls which stock south african & chinese finished products.

    Jobless Luapula youths will just be using the malls as a public toilet and then take selfies to update their FB status.

    The entire PF is vision-less, not just Lungu.

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  3. Malls again, this is stup!d,,who said malls are development oh, PF dander heads think malls are development… Ubupuba

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  4. This just doesn’t sit well with me..the message to indigenous business is also off key. Who really benefits from these malls? Think carefully and critically about your answers. The employment argument is redundant to me, the youth will be ultimately subject to the business owners whims. Is that empowerment? Proudly Zambian? I think not.

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    • Utuntemba society puts food on bana Mulenga,s table and educates her children. Malls house South African businesses and the money goes back to SA and where does that leave bana Mulenga and all poor Zambians who are trying to survive?

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  5. Malls for taking selfies ,marubbish weka weka , no jobs for youths and the backlog of graduates from universites and colleges, there we go again pa ZED umungulu too much

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  6. Whst a waste of money…this used to be the home of Spark batteries…now foreign shops filled with imports mainly Ch8nk and RSA goods

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    • @ Jay Jay , I was hoping we should have been thinking of reviving Mansa Batteries to covert it for production of batteries for electric cars. The Pedicle Road provides easy access of cobalt from copperbelt to mansa. Instead of exporting raw minerals we can use our engineers to plan for this.

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    • SkyLab – imagine if just $2 million was towards just manufacture components for electric cars like even nuts and bolts or even a tomato paste factory to supply DRC…these are Lungu Wasted Years!!

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  7. Look at that PF rat njimbu, at #1 dancing and applauding opening more shopping malls to sell foringe goods

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    • Those are simple minds they think a money leaving the country is development when Zambians can not afford rent in these places!!

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  8. You do not develop a nation by building shopping malls , you should first create industry then malls can have a meaning, if you can think deeper where do money come from to buy from those shops is it not from money laundering or from illegal transactions .

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  9. Do u think $(exchange rate)will cum down by bringing investors abakusalula ifyumbu muma malls?Bakolopafye $ bapyanamo.We need manufacturing industries

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  10. From the comments above everyone is talking about setting up factories but who is going to set up these factories. The political leaders we have opposition leaders inclusive have and are investing in malls. If Zambians don’t set up manufacturing who is going to do it. Businessmen invest in ventures were they will have a fast return on their investments. So, complaining about building malls will not help us until us the locals build or partner with foreigners to set up manufacturing industries.

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  11. @ Habeenzu, exactly the point. The world is moving towards electric cars and we should be thinking of setting up a ‘ Zaffico’ type of industry through public private partnership. This electric car concept is growing fast and Zambia should dash into manufacturing since the taw material is readily available.

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    • $22 million poured in a shopping mall where they will even charge people K2 to use the toilet!!

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    • This is for the retard jj

      Government through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) is expected to construct three Corporate and Business parks in Mansa District at an estimated cost of 22 million United States dollars.

      The corporate and business parks will include hotels, office space and a shopping mall.

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  12. The benefits of malls:
    1. Councils revenue base has gone up a lot from malls; 2. Built mainly with local materials providing lots of jobs from the synergies of construction; 3. Turning idle land into an income; 4. Sell more than 70% locally produced goods and services (plain ignorance that they mainly sell imported products – is a haircut and plait an import?); 5. Provides a growing avenue for selling Zambian products in the anchor stores from the increasing food processing companies- recall the riots in South Africa where they complained about not being able to sell their vegetables, crisps, and Russians in Zambian malls anymore!! 6. Promote taxable and hygienic trade unlike street vending; 7. Makes life palatable – try living in a district without a mall!!

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  13. I will only believe when I see the buildings, sounds like wishful thinking to me. Why not call the mall ECL the humble leader mall

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