SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Livingstone
GOVERNMENT has called on the private sector to invest in Siavonga district to boost economic activities in the area.
Siavonga district commissioner Lovemore Kanyama said there are a number of business opportunities that investors can explore in the area, which is a second tourist district after Livingstone.
“I am calling on investors to come and invest in Siavonga, where we have plenty of land. We are looking for people who can invest in shopping malls, filling stations and banks among many other businesses,” Mr Kanyama said in an interview recently.
“Siavonga was behind in terms of development because [residents flock to Zimbabwe and Lusaka] because there are no supermarkets here [in Siavonga] where we only have one bank and two filling stations.
“Investors must not be discouraged in thinking that there is no business in Siavonga. If infrastructure is put in place, people will stop going to Lusaka or Zimbabwe for shopping, which means they will be doing it locally,” he said.
Mr Kanyama said the district needs such investments to give it more life as having serious investors in the district will help in revenue collection, which will contribute to the growth of the country’s economy.