Inauguration of the Chamber's second office outside South Africa in Lusaka,

Dignitaries cutting the ribbon Enlarge image Dignitaries cutting the ribbon (© German Embassy Lusaka) On 24 May 2016, the Chamber opened its second office outside South Africa in Lusaka, Zambia. The inauguration took place with a number of high-ranking representatives from Germany and Zambia in attendance. Former Federal President Prof. Dr. Horst Koehler, German Ambassador Finke, State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), ), President of the Zambian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr Geoffrey Sakulanda, Vice Minister from the Zambian Ministry of Trade and Industry and Dr Dorothea Schuetz from the Fed. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) attended the function.

The Chamber’s office was established in cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and will serve businesses from Zambia and Germany and the members of the Chamber in general. A special focus will be the combination of support for businesses and initiatives in the economic cooperation and development field of various industry sectors, ranging from the mining supply to the agricultural sectors including training initiatives.

Inauguration of the Chamber's office

Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Lusaka Office

Johannes Kurt, the new representative of the office of the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s Lusaka office promises to be a powerful asset to German businesses looking to establish themselves in Zambia.