President Edgar Lungu yesterday officially re-opened the Mulungushi Textiles in Kabwe.
This comes after about nine years since the firm ceased operations due to operational challenges
And President Lungu disclosed that government will invest 15 million US dollars in re-establishing the factory.
The President says the textile factory will create over 20 thousand jobs in the next five years.
President Lungu says the reopening of Mulungushi Textiles will help boost the cotton industry and increase exports.
The President says government has embarked on a programm of industrialising the country to boost the manufacturing sector.
President Lungu promised residents of Kabwe during the re-opening ceremony that the district and the country as a whole will never lack development under his leadership.
And Industrial Development Corporation -IDC- Director General Andrew Chipwende said a technical team has concluded the operation assessment in readiness for a full fledged production.
Mr. Chipwende said the plant will be manufacturing various garments including military and police uniforms.
He praised President Lungu for his commitment to the country’s industrialisation agenda.
President Lungu recently promised the nation that government will reopen Mulungushi Textile after concluding the takeover of the company from Muhammad Enterprise.