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ZDA disburses $1.5 million to 13 firms

THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), through the Zambia Export Development Fund (ZEDF), has so far disbursed loans amounting to US$1.5 million to 13 local enterprises to enable them export their produce on the international market.

The ZEDF was established in 2008 to assist businesses with short-term loan finance ranging from US$10,000 to US$100,000, to enable them meet the cost of pre-shipment and post-shipment of their produce on the international market.

26 youths complete another ReadyToWork Training Programme

A group of 26 youths comprising of 12 Males and 14 Females have successfully completed another ReadyToWork training programme offered by the Zambia Development Agency in partnership with Barclays Bank Zambia.

The training programme ran from 06th to 08th November at Mika Convention Centre in Chongwe.

The Ready To Work training programs are meant to prepare youths from tertiary institutions to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial skills.

ZDA TO PROMOTE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has in conjunction with the Zambia South Africa Business Forum (ZSABF) and the Zambian High Commission in South Africa will host a business forum dubbed “Invest in Zambia Business Forum” at Wanderers Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1st November 2017.

The Forum attracted over 300 business and investments houses and captains of industry from both Zambia and South Africa.

ANGOLA MARKET YEARNS FOR AGRO AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS-ZDA

Angola presents massive export opportunities for a range of Zambian agricultural products.

The major Zambian products on demand range from fruits and vegetables, seed for various products, stock feed (for poultry, fish, pork and cattle), cereals (rice, maize and maize meal and assorted corn snacks), grains (soya beans and beans).

Others include roots and tubers such as cassava and processed foods including maheu, live animals, animal products and other beverages and snacks.

ZDA hosts a Successful Zambia South Africa Business Forum in Lusaka

The Zambia Development Agency is elated with the successful hosting of the Zambia - South Africa Business Forum which took place on the 12th of October 2017 in Lusaka.

The forum, which was attended by the South African President Jacob Zuma and President Edgar Lungu attracted over 250 delegates comprising of government officials, captains of industry and business executives from both Zambia and South Africa.

The forum was held under the theme “Increased Trade and Investment Cooperation”.

ZDA and ZEMA sign a Service Level Agreement

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding in their quest to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in facilitating both foreign direct investment and local direct investment.  

Speaking during the signing ceremony, ZDA Acting Director General Cecilia Nyalugwe explained that the agency has the mandate to facilitate for the economic development of the country through investment and trade promotion and facilitation of both foreign direct investment and local direct investment.

GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ATTAINING A RESILIENT AND DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY

Government says a stable macro-economy which provides a supportive environment for all to create wealth and access jobs leading to poverty, vulnerability and inequality reduction, will be a key priority of focus.

ZDA signs IPPA with British American Tobacco Zambia Plc.

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) with the British American Tobacco (BAT) Zambia Plc.

The IPPA covers an investment of USSD 15, 100, 000 Dollars being applied in the construction of a cigarette factory and head office.

The project is on a 2.44 hectares of land in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zones (LS-MFEZ).

ZDA records about USD 12 billion pledged investments and about 29 thousand projected employment in the first half of 2017

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ZDA records about USD 12 billion pledged investments and about 29 thousand projected employment in the first half of 2017

Lusaka 11th September, 2017- The Zambia Development Agency’s (ZDA)  performance during the first half of the year 2017 has recorded an increase in both value of Investment Certificates of Registration issued and projected jobs compared to the same period in 2016.  

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