Secondhand underwear is sold illegally at New Soweto Market in Lusaka. Traders refuse to have their faces shown for fear of getting in trouble with law enforcement. Prudence Phiri, GPJ Zambia
Secondhand underwear is sold illegally at New Soweto Market in Lusaka. Traders refuse to have their faces shown for fear of getting in trouble with law enforcement. Prudence Phiri, GPJ Zambia

Chinese investments in Zambia’s Chambishi town on the Copperbelt province had improved the residents’ living standards following job creation for the locals, residents said on Friday.

Residents told Xinhua that jobs have been created by companies inside and outside of the Chambishi Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) operated by Zambia-China Cooperation Zone.

Jack Mulewa said the Chinese investments have brought life to the area through creation of employment.

“Many people are now working in Chinese companies here,” he said.

“We have companies inside the Multi-Facility Economic Zone and others like Chambishi Smelter is outside the MFEZ. These enterprises are contributing effectively towards Zambia’s economic growth,” he said.

And another resident Noah Chirwa said Chinese are a force to reckon with in Africa, urging Zambian government to ensure that it promotes its investment policy to China for increased investment flow from the Asian country.

He said the China-Zambia cooperation should forever be kept alive for a win-win situation.

Chirwa said the diplomatic relations between the two countries should continue to grow from strength to strength. Enditem

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