Acting President Guy Scott has implored investors to study Zambia and identify areas of investments.
Dr. Scott says any investor that wants to come to Zambia will realize that the country is actually good at peace and therefore a conducive destination for investment.
Speaking this morning when he officially opened a two day Zambia Investment Conference organized by Pangaea Securities Limited in collaboration with the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) in Lusaka today, Dr. Scott says Zambia has managed to survive and preserve its peace in many difficult times.
Dr. Scott says on the other hand the country has a enormous appetite for long term financing.
He says this appetite is however not being met because investments the country has been receiving are short term.
The Acting president says this is why he thinks that investors should begin to study Zambia and the see many opportunities it offers for investment.
Speaking earlier at the same conference, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Robert Sichinga has reassured investors that their investments in country will always be protected.
Mr. Sichinga says investors should also take note that when they invest in Zambia they are in fact not investing in the landlocked country alone, but in the two regional bodies SADC and COMESA to which Zambia is a member.
And ZDA board Chairperson Songowayo Zyambo has expressed excitement that some delegates attending the conference are investors that have made huge investments in the country.
Meanwhile Pangaea Securities Limited board Chairperson Jacob Mwanza says his company believes that over the two days of the conference, real growth opportunities will be shared in non-traditional sectors including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), Telecoms, Media and Technology, Logistics and Distribution, Infrastructure and Construction as well as Agri-processing.
Dr. Mwanza states that Pangaea is thus delighted to have partnered with the ZDA to host the conference, noting that the Agency has over the years been an important gateway into Zambia.