A Japanese firm has expressed interest to explore the possibility of investing in Zambia’s agro-processing sector.
Kagome Company Limited Manager for Planning and Management Division, Yasutaka Ohashi says his firm is one of the biggest food processing companies in Japan with an export market in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
Mr. Ohashi says his company which is engaged in all the lines of production from farming to agro-processing also provides farming support services with technical guidance and agricultural machines.
He says his company is aware and appreciates Zambia’s political stability and safety, water resource, suitable climate, and alienable land good for agriculture investment.
Mr. Ohashi was speaking during a meeting with Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary for International Relations and Cooperation, Chalwe Lombe in Tokyo Japan.
And Mr. Lombe said government will give Kagome Company Limited all the necessary support.
He assured the company that Zambia has favorable investment policies for agriculture that will enable the firm realize its benefits and return on investment.
Meanwhile Zambia’s Ambassador to Japan, Ndiyoi Mutiti encouraged the company to seriously consider investing in Zambia because the country has a lot of agro-produce which the firm will be able to process and supply within the country and abroad.
This is contained in a statement availed to ZNBC by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Yotamu Mugara.