MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka
HASS Petroleum Limited, an oil marketing company operating in east Africa and the Great Lakes Region, has injected US$10,000 into the inaugural Luapula Expo set for
next week in Mansa.
Company director Gilbert Chishimba said the company has decided to invest in Zambia because of its stability and favourable investment environment.
“Every investor wants to invest in a country which is peaceful; Zambia is a very peaceful nation. This donation is just the beginning of the journey in Zambia,” Pastor Chishimba said.
He said the company also plans to establish 20 filling stations that will create 150 jobs for the local people.
Pastor Chishimba said works on the establishment of the filling stations will commence in August this year.
“We have already identified land and we want to set up six service stations in Lusaka while 14 will be in selected parts of the country,” he said.
He said the company will employ local people and buy local material in an effort to boost the economy and create employment.
And Luapula Province Minister Nixon Chilangwa said President Lungu is expected to officiate at the expo next week under the them, ‘Linking investors to Luapula Province to unlock the economic potential”.
Mr Chilangwa said there has been overwhelming support from various stakeholders and assured the sponsors that the organising committee will ensure the money is used for the intended purpose.
He said the expo is meant to directly benefit people in Luapula Province and will trigger investment in various sectors of the country’s economy.