Zambia, Zimbabwe plans an Agro-idustrial park MoU

By Staff Writer
Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Permanent Secretary, Chawe Chuulu says Zambia and Zimbabwe plans to establish a Common Agro-Industrial Park.

Ms Chuulu said the agro-industrial park will prioritise farm produce grown in the two neighboring countries

This is part of the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed virtually between the two countries in March this year.

Ms Chuulu was speaking in Livingstone at a high-level meeting for Permanent Secretaries of Industry on the establishment of a Common Agro-Industrial Park under the joint industrialization cooperation programme between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Speaking at the same function, Zimbabwe Ministry of Commerce and Industry Permanent Secretary, Mavis Sibanda highlighted the importance of the private sector in the actualization of the Common Agro-Industrial Park.

And COMESA Assistant Secretary General-Programs, Kipyego Cheluget said the joint Zambia -Zimbabwe industrial program holds a great significance to the COMESA Treaty which among others calls on member states to cooperate in the fields of industrial development.

And, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Director, Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa, Eunice Kamwendo said the importance of the agricultural sector in the two countries cannot be over emphasized especially in the context of its contribution to socio-economic development.