All is set for the Western Province tourism, trade and investment expo as preparations have advanced with more stakeholders coming on board.
The expo slated for the CEEC Industrial yard in Mongu will run from 10th to 15th October, 2022.
Speaking when he hosted NISCO Group of Companies on Friday, Western Province minister Kapelwa Mbangweta said the expo is intended to promote investment and develop the region in the areas of tourism, agriculture and forestry among others.
Mr. Mbangweta urged the locals to come in numbers during the 5 days expo, adding that the platform gives an opportunity for residents to interact with the business community both locally and internationally.
“I want to encourage the people here to come in numbers during the expo and showcase what the province has to offer to the outside world”, he said.
Mr. Mbangweta disclosed that so far, the expo has received confirmations from Pakistan, Ghana and South Africa, and was confident that more foreign investors are yet to confirm during the course of the week.
He said the expo is receiving overwhelming support from the business community.
Mr. Mbangweta also said five royal highness from five provinces will interact with business communities and their fellow traditional leaders from Western Province during the expo.
Meanwhile, NISCO Group of Companies said it was delighted to be part of the expo which is intended to promote trade and investment in the province.
Company representative J. Makayi said NISCO remains committed in ensuring that such an event is held in a decent manner, hence his company’s support to the organisers of the expo.
The company also made a donation of NISCO branded t-shirts, a gesture the provincial administration said was grateful.
The Western Province Expo has mainly three components; Business to business, Traditional leaders to learn best practices in relationships to carbon credit and Environmental sustainability and Youth innovation and empowerment symposium.
The Minister was accompanied by Western Province tourism, trade and investment expo advisor, Kelvin Kamayoyo.
CREDIT: THE FALCON NEWS