Eight million Kwacha is needed to successfully host the Southern Province Investment and Exposition Forum.
Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liyomba says government has already sourced 1.2 million Kwacha to stage the event slated for September this year.
Mr. Liyomba who led a team of technocrats from the provincial administration to the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry in Lusaka for a consultative meeting said the team is ready to host the event.
And Ministry of Commerce Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame gave insights on what is expected to be done prior to the event.
She said there is need for the province to come up with an investment profile that will serve as a guide for the preparations.
Ms Kayula added that the investment profile should be ready by July this year.
She said the province should target 30 to 40 investment profiles which should carter for all districts.