Mon. Sep 23rd, 2019

Honey, Wax has ready export market

Minister of National Development Planning (Zambia) Alexander Chiteme and UNDP’s new Director for the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA), Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa, on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) in Dakar, Senegal. This was when the Minister paid a courtesy on Ms. Eziakonwa on Friday January 18, 2019. Pictures courtesy of Ministry of National Development planning.

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Government says there is a ready market for exporting honey and wax from North-western Province, to Europe and Asia.

National Development and Planning Minister Alexander Chiteme said North-western Province has the capacity to produce honey for markets in China, India and Europe.

Mr Chiteme added that government is determined to realize the value chain through the production of quality products, meant to contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Solwezi District today on the sidelines of the North-West expo.

Yesterday, President Edgar Lungu officially opened the North-west Investment Expo with a call on serious investors in the country who will respect national values, labour laws, as well as willing to plough back in communities where they operate from.

The North-west expo which is running from the 18th to the 24th of August is being held under the theme, “unveiling the hidden treasures”.

North-western Province, largely driven by agriculture and mining activities, has been pursuing investments which include agriculture, and mining and tourism.

The Province is also endowed with tremendous investment prospects in mineral, oil and gas exploration, large and small scale mining, manufacturing and processing, including, canning, alternative and renewable energy, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, forestry and tourism among other key areas in order to promote economic diversification and transformation.

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