The Lusaka South MFEZ had created over 34,000 Jobs. Having a total of 101 approved companies with a total investment of USD 1.59 Billion.

Some of the main products manufactured at Lusaka South MFEZ include; beverages, water, fertilizer, medicines (arvs and antibacterial- biotics), 88 megawatts of solar energy, tobacco, marble, gypsum products and soon to be commissioned ceramic tiles. The Lusaka South MFEZ is slowly establishing itself as an investment destination of choice.

The Lusaka South MFEZ has this far created over 34,000 jobs. Having a total of 101 approved companies on its books with a total investment of USD 1.59 Billion.

New industries include manufacturing of stoves, glucose, fuel & lubricants, Edible oils, dairy products, household chemicals, agro-lime and hospitality to name a few.

The centrality of the country provides easy access to markets in countries surrounding Zambia.  Zambia’s central geographical location within South Central Africa with common borders with eight countries in the region provides excellent export market opportunities to potential enterprises. The Country’s Road, rail and telecommunication facilities are well developed for direct access to regional and international markets.

Zambia is a land-linked country surrounded by 8 Countries with a total market size of over 450 million people, offering export opportunities around the SADC region. Connected with the listed countries below, Zambia through LS-MFEZ is set to become the manufacturing hub of the region.
  • Congo DR
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe

A number of investors rate market availability, availability of tax and other incentives as ‘highly important’. Zambia’s active participation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Trade Protocol,  African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), as well as the COMESA/FTA offers preferential tariff access to total market potential. Development, improvement and modernization of Zambia’s Road, transport, railway and inland waterway transport networks as well as commercial properties to meet high quality international business and consumer requirements are areas that should offer profitable opportunities for both domestic and foreign entrepreneurs to pursue.

The opening up of a unified continental market creates more opportunities for our Zone to become a regional hub.

Being surrounded by 8 Countries and within the heart of SADC, with a total market size of approximately 400 million people, a refurbished road network and airports, and having 58% of Zambia’s land arable (out of which Only 14% is utilized) accelerates the Lusaka South MFEZ potential and capability to foster manufacturing and distribution of a multitude of goods and services regionally. Coupled with the free movement of labor and investment puts our Zone at an advantage for knowledge transfer and job creation.