Govt. scouts for K300 million for industrial cluster development

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Government is scouting for K300 million to establish industrial clusters in 30 districts across the country.

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Emmanuel Chenda said the creation of industrial clusters in many districts around the country was key to reducing poverty through jobs creation.

Mr. Chenda said government has identified and selected three districts in each of the 10 provinces in Zambia where his ministry was promoting value addition to local products.

He told ZANIS in an interview that each district would be allocated K10 million.

He further said government intends to put up industrial clusters in Chibombo and Mazabuka districts in Central and Southern provinces respectively because these areas have abundant land and water resources.


Mr. Chenda said the private sector should be involved in these projects because it was key to driving the economy of Zambia.


He has since commended some privately owned firms such as Zambia Sugar and ZAMBEEF that have fitted so well in the industrialisation of the country and contributed to Zambia’s economic growth.