Friday, April 19, 2024

Dubai innovation week to help market Zambia’s investment opportunities


The government says the launch of the innovation week at the ongoing Dubai 2020 Expo will help to market Zambia’s investment opportunities and showcase homegrown innovations.

Over 30 innovators and start-ups from Zambia are showcasing their innovations and initiatives at the expo.

Speaking during the launch of the Innovation week, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Chipoka Mulenga expressed confidence that the participation of Zambia at the expo will create exposure for the country, innovators, and start-ups.

Mr. Mulenga noted that innovators and start-ups will only attract the much-needed investment for their respective projects if they fully engage and interact with the potential investors.

The Minister pointed out that more jobs will be created once the innovators secure financial investment from would-be investors.

He further urged the innovators to create business linkages that will enhance technological transfer.

The Minister said this in a speech read for him by the Consul General at the Consulate of the Republic of Zambia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Duncan Mulima.


  1. This exercise will only benefit the organizers of this Dubai based event. Dubai = expensive and no true investors will come out of it

  2. Ya I agree, lived there for two years and frankly speaking Zambia shd not waste much time on Dubai Dubai all the time. There is nothing much Zambia can offer Dubai & UAE as whole other than Zambia buying useless expensive products there & spending money to go on islands in a desert.

  3. The minister is talking of attracting investments, for what? Aren’t our boys & girls there to sell their products? If their products still require investments then it’s useless going there, only to present an idea, & from debt ridden Zambia.

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