Zambian Breweries PLC has reportedly invested US$80 million in the expansion of its Lusaka plant, President Hakainde Hichilema has learnt.
Hichilema on Wednesday toured the expanded plant in Lusaka and called on the company to support sorghum, cassava and sugar growers among others.
The President commended the company for investing $80 million in the expansion of the facility.
He noted that an investment of this would help diversify the nation’s economy, provide new opportunities and benefit the Zambian citizens.
The President reiterated government’s clear intention of expanding the economy as a top priority going forward this year and beyond.
“Rather than considering these investments as negative, the President has urged the public to support the ventures,” Hichilema said.
The President encouraged Zambian Breweries to continue initiating ideas that the government and the people of Zambia would support.
“It was through such investments that the New Dawn government has been able to increase the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to K30.6 million per constituency this year from the K28.3 million last year,” he stressed
The Head of State encouraged Zambian businesses to partner with others to boost trade, create jobs, and bring efficiency in service delivery.
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