SADC Executive Secretary H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax has called on investors and the private sector to explore the investment opportunities and take advantage of the conducive business environment which Malawi offers at national level, and as complimented by regional policies and strategy and opportunities.
Addressing the Malawi Investment Forum in Lilongwe yesterday, Dr. Tax said "Malawi is indeed ready to take her place in the global competition and hence offers a wide range of investment opportunities, in Commercial Farming, Tourism, Sugar Milling, ICT Projects, Agro-processing projects and joint venture projects with domestic investors and a lot more in unexplored opportunities".
She commended the government of Malawi for its initiative to establish a one Stop Investment Facilitation Centre, saying it will make it easier for investors to conduct business in Malawi. She further noted that as 2015 is the African Union's Year of Women Empowerment and Development, women should be included in investment initiatives being explored by the government and private sector.
"It is important to remember that women are multi-talented, therefore, please recognise them, make them your business partners, involve them in your boardrooms, employ them in decision-making and professional positions, they can and will deliver", she said.
Insert photo: Dr. Tax addressing the Malawi Investment Forum