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Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone

Objective:

Special Economic Zone with various land uses such as Industrial, commercial, Research and Development, Housing, institutions and Parks

Shareholding:

IDC 100%

About

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