Zambeef’s expansion project is set to create more jobs countrywide, the company’s chief executive revealed recently.

Francis Grogan , Zambeef  Chief Executive Officer said the company’s three year project to construct new macro structures, which will result in 1300 new jobs created countrywide.

Zambeef this year announced a US$21 million investment countrywide to expand its operations.

Grogan said the expansion program includes expansion of the hatchery and farm in Mpongwe District , as well as construction of new macro retail outlets.

He said the move will see jobs created in the company’s processing plants, the Mpongwe Farm, as well as the retail outlets countrywide.

So far, Zambeef has employs 7000 people countrywide in the processing plants, retail outlets, and the company’s farm.

This year, the company has opened 10 macro retail outlets, and will open 12 more macro outlets across the country next year.

The expansion project which commenced in 2016 is set to be completed by the end of 2018.

Zambeef is the largest beef producer in Zambia, the company also provides feedlot services, and manufactures milk, chicken, eggs, leather and shoes.