By REBECCA MUSHOTA –
ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) Palan Mulonda has implored the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) to explore various business opportunities in Zambia.
The CCA is a membership-based and non-profit organisation which promotes business and investment between African countries and the USA.
It comprises 180 companies, representing nearly 85 per cent of US private sector investments in Africa.
Mr Mulonda said when he met with CCA president Stephen Hayes and his members of staff recently that it was vital for the institution to visit Zambia and explore the available business opportunities.
This is according to a statement issued on the Facebook page for the Zambian Embassy in the US.
Mr Mulonda was happy with the efforts of the CCA, but that there were further opportunities for investment that could be explored in Zambia.
“Consider taking official visits to African countries, in addition to carrying out trade missions, in order to enhance visibility,” Mr Mulonda said.
He said the areas that should be considered for investment were agriculture, tourism, infrastructure and energy.
The CCA will for the first time hold its biennial conference in Africa.
The conference, which usually takes place in the US, will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in February next year.
The conference will be held soon after the African Union Heads of State summit, and will be a good opportunity for countries like Zambia to market their investment opportunities.