Special Economic Zone with various land uses such as Industrial, commercial, Research and Development, Housing, institutions and Parks
The Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (LSMFEZ) was declared as a Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) on 28 June 2010 under Statutory Instrument No. 47 of 2010 by the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
The LSMFEZ is managed by Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone Limited, a company that was incorporated on 25 June 2012. The LSMFEZ has a total area of 2,100 hectares.
LSMFEZ is a public sector led development in which the Government is providing the requisite infrastructure and utility services such as roads, electricity, solid waste management and sewerage treatment facilities.
LSMFEZ is approximately 10 kilometers from the Lusaka City Center and 21 kilometers from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The zone is accessible through the Leopards Hill Road and Chifwema Road. An alternative road to the site is the Lusaka Inner Ring Road through Chilenje South residential area.
The objectives and goal of the LS-MFEZ are to be in line with the government’s aspiration as enshrined in the National Vision 2030. Apart from stimulating growth through foreign and local investments, research and innovation, LS-MFEZ can serve as a vehicle to achieve other objectives and functions, namely:
- To be a centre of excellence for business and investment
- To act as a catalyst for Zambian Research and Development
- To act as a home for new Government R & D institutions
- To act as a place for new business formation and commercialization of R & D
- To promote Medium, Small and Micro – Enterprises (MSMEs)
- To promote innovation, incubate new technology oriented business
- To promote in the establishment of links between industry, government, research institutions and universities
These objectives may be attainable in the long-term within the LS-MFEZ overall development framework. Prioritizing the various development components of LS-MFEZ will be necessary to meet specific needs and demand within the implementation period. Such development may go beyond the proposed planning period