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Chililabombwe chamber ponders strategy for growth

NKWETO MFULA, Chililabombwe
CHILILABOMBWE Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it will engage stakeholders to boost economic growth in the district through local public and private participation.
The chamber is targeting the local authority, mining industry and the private sector.
Chamber president Nelson Musonda said the tripartite consultative meetings are aimed at finding a lasting solution on how the local entities can work together in economic activities.
Mr Musonda said in an interview recently that the first meeting is expected this month.
He said meaningful economic gains in the district will be achieved through participation of local stakeholders in various business ventures.
Mr Musonda said most companies doing business with Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) and Lubambe Mining Company are from outside the district.
“Currently, there is little business activities. This is as a result of other private firms outside the district being engaged by the mining companies.
“…This is the reason why we want to engage the local government, mining firms and the private sector itself on the matter on how best all parties can participate in economic activities,” he said.
Mr Musonda said the chamber will also promote capacity building to meet the required threshold.
He said participation of the local stakeholders will enhance job creation in the district which is ‘green’ ground for investment.
Mr Musonda urged the private sector to take advantage of the one-stop border post at Kasumbalesa in their businesses especially, in agricultural products which have high demand in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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