Saturday, July 26, 2008

ACSZ does not host shows to make money, says Mumbuluma

ACSZ does not host shows to make money, says Mumbuluma
By Kabanda Chulu
Friday July 25, 2008 [04:00]

AGRICULTURE Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) president Paul Mumbuluma has said the institution does not host shows to make money but to showcase the country’s economic potential. And Mumbuluma announced that Zambia will in 2012 host the Royal Agricultural Society that will draw participants from all Commonwealth members and the Duke of Edinburgh will be the guest of honour.

Giving updates on the 82nd ACSZ, whose theme is ‘Growth in Diversity’ Mumbuluma on Wednesday said the main purpose of hosting the show was to afford various economic sectors an opportunity to showcase their products as well as opening new markets.

He said nine countries had confirmed participation and over 150,000 show-goers were expected to attend the show whose expenditure would be K3.7 billion with an expected income of K4.5 billion.

Mumbuluma said the guest of honour for this year’s show would be Swaziland Prime Minister Absalm Themba Dhlamini and this would be the second time the ACSZ would be graced by a dignatory from a Kingdom.

He said delegates for the Southern Africa International Dialogue Conference (Smart Partnership) would embrace the second day of the show to give them an opportunity to network and understand the Zambian economy and its opportunities.

Mumbuluma said there would be no livestock exhibition from animals from Southern Province due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease but other areas would be represented.

And Zambia Police deputy spokesperson Crispin Kapela said the police command had taken cognizance of the two international events and would next week deploy 500 police officers.

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