Boston Research And Intelligence Group (BRIG) has signed a memorandum of understanding on research facilities with Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) to compile a report which will be called The Investors’ Road Map Zambia 2017.
The first ever publication will explore government’s bid to deepen and support Zambia’s industrialization capacity to promote job creation and domestic wealth formation across key economic sectors including agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, financial services, energy, logistics, mining, marketing, ICT and tourism.
ZDA Director General Mr. Patrick Chisanga said the publication was important because Zambia was competing with other countries for foreign direct investments therefore it had to do a lot in order to attract investors.
“Now that African Development Bank (AFDB) has projected that the Zambian GDP will grow by 4.9% in 2017 it is of utmost importance to catch the momentum and increase the interest in our country by emphasizing the most significant investment opportunities in the market,” quote in part.
“Never before have we done a complete publication in form of a book which is going to tell and sell Zambia’s investment opportunities in a special way,” said Mr. Chisanga.
Meanwhile BRIG’s Director General Ms. Baiba Petrusevica said she was confident that the contribution made by both partners to The Investors’ Road Map Zambia 2017 would prove valuable to the investment community.
“I am delighted to be working with ZDA on our latest guide to investing in Zambia,” said Ms Baiba.
The publication which is to be released in the last half of 2017 would also look at both unsuccessful stories and successful stories, the risks and would provide guidance on how to mitigate those risks.
One of ZDA’s major responsibilities is to promote and facilitate the flow of investment into all the country’s economic sectors.