Vice president Guy Scott has called on the private sector in the country to partner with government in fostering development in the nation.
Dr. Scoot said the private sector plays an important role in economic development through corporate social responsibility.
The vice president was speaking today when he officially opened the Zambia National Breweries plant in Ndola on the Copperbelt.
Dr. Scott said Zambia is endowed with vast natural resources which can help propel the development of the nation.
The vice president commended Zambian Breweries for the important role it is playing in helping government develop the country.
He said there is no doubt that the newly opened plant will create employment for the youth on the Copperbelt and therefore bettering their lives.
Dr. Scott said the Patriotic Front (PF) government is determined to develope the nation as promised in its manifesto to the Zambian people.
He appealed to other private companies in the country to emulate Zambian Breweries for the commendable service the company has offered to the Zambian people.
And Dr. Scott said government is saddened with the death of PF ward councillor for Yengwe Margaret Chifunda who died on Tuesday this week.
He said the party and the nation at large has lost a politician who he described as a great mobilizer.
The vice president said the late Chifunda was a civic leader who helped the less privileged people in Ndola.
Meanwhile, Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda said the coming of the new Zambia breweries branch is a move in the right direction.
Mr. Shamenda who is also Ndola central member of Parliament said the new plant will create employment for the youth in Ndola.
He said the PF government should be praised for the strides it is making in bettering the lives of Zambians.
Mr. Shamenda cited one of the strides made as the increment on salaries for civil servants which will be implemented in September.
And speaking at the same launch, Sub Miller Managing Director for Africa, Mark Boreman said the company has set aside 19 million United States dollars for investment in Africa.
He said Sub Miller will remain committed to working with the Zambian government in improving the economy.