By Nation Reporter
THERE is need for investors to embark on corporate social responsibility and create facilities to help local people in areas where they operate, says Patriotic Front (PF) Chainda 29 ward councillor, Dorcas Moyo.
Speaking when on Friday when she opened Choppies Store in Lusaka’s Chainda township, she said that the move would bring about development in the area as well as provide employment to the youths.
She expressed happiness with the investment and applauded the shop owners for heeding Government’s call for an open-door policy on investment.
“As area councillor, on behalf of our Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo, and the Government, I am excited that by choosing to invest in this area you are not only bringing development but also providing employment opportunities to our youths.
‘‘Join me as I officially open Choppies-Ibex hub. I first saw this store in Botswana. I am delighted that now it’s here. I hope you will consider employing our many youths here.
‘‘My plea to Choppies and other investors represented here is to embark on corporate social responsibility and create facilities to help the local people,” she said.
A resident John Phiri said that he was overjoyed as he would no longer have to spend transport money to go to Twin Palm shopping mall as was the case before.
“As a resident I am really excited with this development; it will help me save transport money as I can buy most products here,” he said.
Another resident Mavis Banda said that the store stocked most of her daily needs and that it would save her time and would not have to travel to town unnecessarily.
“Our PF Government has an open policy of inviting investment in many areas of business, so Choppies management I thank you for heeding our Government’s call,” she said.
Ms Moyo assured investors of Government’s continued support as they go about their business.