Investment Guide to Zambia
The abundant natural resources coupled with the favourable business environment makes Lusaka Province an attractive destination for investment.
Lusaka Province has a well-established road and rail network. It also houses the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA). This strategically links the province to all the 9 provinces and the rest of the world. The large population provides an easy market for the absorption of goods and services. It is in this regard that I can state that the economic significance of the region in the country cannot be understated.
The investment opportunities in the province include agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure development, quarrying, transport and communication, hospitality and the service sectors. The large population has created an ever increasing demand for products in the mentioned sectors because the supply side does not adequately meet the demand.
Three Multi-Facility Economic Zones have been set up to attract domestic and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). These are Lusaka South Multi-Facility Zone, Lusaka East Multi-Facility Economic Zone and Kafue Iron and Steel Multi-Facility Economic Zone. In order to promote manufacturing and stimulate export activities, fiscal and non-fiscal incentives are offered to both local and foreign firms who establish companies in the economic zones.
The investment Guide to Zambia outlines the investment opportunities and conditions of the country.
It is the product of a collaborative venture by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ( UNCTAD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and ZDA.
The objective of the project is to bring together parties with complementary interest, companies that seek new opportunities and countries that seek new investors.
The guide to Zambia gives potential investors an objective view of conditions and investment opportunities.