Government has called on citizens to utilize the funds allocated to Zambia Development Agency by considering investing in agriculture, forestry and education among other business sectors.

Speaking at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Men’s Entrepreneurship Conference in Lusaka, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Christopher Yaluma said government is open to workable business proposals from citizens through ZDA.

Mr Yaluma said government through ZDA provides access to business linkages, information, and finances that is aimed at helping the Zambian citizens to grow their businesses.

The government has policies that promotes conducive business environment for both domestic and foreign investments.

Said Mr Yaluma.

And speaking at the same event, Minister of Tourism, Ronald Chitotela called on Zambian men to support each other’s businesses for the growth of local businesses.

Zambian men need to change their mindset and learn to support each other’s business projects and progress.

He said.

Chitotela has since called on Zambian men to take interest in the National budget to know which part of the budget will benefit them.