The Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the Copperbelt is one of the most active Chambers of Commerce in Zambia; whose membership comprises companies in the mining, manufacturing, banking, insurance, service, retail, telecommunications, hospitality, commercial supply and engineering sectors. The Chamber continually monitors the environment and is the mouth piece for the Kitwe business community championing their cause for a better business environment.

Procedure to Becoming a Member

  • An application form should be filled in and returned to the Chamber Secretariat together with certificate of incorporation, tax clearance certificate, VAT Certificate and a company profile.

  • An inspection will be carried out by the membership committee.

  • Membership committee then makes its recommendation to the Executive committee on whether or not the prospective member should be admitted to the Chamber.

  • Prospective member makes payment for subscription if application is approved.



Annual Subscription Fees

Sales Turn Over (K) Millions Per Annum

Small Organisation

K 350 000.00

250 000 000 – 750 000 000

Medium Organisation

K 530 000.00

751 000 000 – 1 500 000 000

Large Organisation

K 880 000.00

1 500 000 000 ++


Benefits of Membership

  • The Chamber will represent and intervene on behalf of members on matters concerning trade, civic and industrial matters.

  • The Chamber provides members with business information that may be relevant to them.

  • Environment is monitored on behalf of the members while business persons concentrate on running their businesses.

  • Membership gives companies an opportunity to interact and network with the business community sharing ideas keeping abreast on what is happening while they market themselves to other members.

  • Prestige and status is added to a business undertaking as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is known world wide to be a reputable institution representing the business community.

  • Certifies certificates of origin at preferential rates.



  • Represents the members on issues concerning trade, civic and industrial matters.

  • Provides information that may be of interest to members.

  • Provides personalized information to members on request.

  • Publishes a daily economic bulletin.

  • Publishes a monthly newsletter.

  • Advertising through the monthly newsletter.

  • Certifies certificates of origin for exporters.



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Executive Committee

Raj Karamchand: President
Grace Zulu: Vice President - Commerce
Andrew Chileshe: Vice President - Industry

Committee Members
Renee Muchinga: Honorary Treasurer
Patrick Lunda: Honorary Treasurer
Dilip Patel
Lackson Ndhlovu
Vincent Kapembwa
Vivienne Silwamba
Vincent Nyirenda
Steven Muzipo

Honorary Life Members
Sharad Nayee
Murray Sanderson
Shirley Swart




Golf Tournament-2nd December
End of Year Party -31 December

About us

The Chambers primary role is that of lobbying and is the voice of the business community. The Chamber defends the cases of the business community through lobbying and representing them on matters that concern them form time to time. The government determines the environment in which businesses operate through policies, taxes and regulatory framework etc. These may not always be in the best interest of the business community and this is where the Chamber comes in to represent their interests. A business is continually affected by the environment within which it operates and to keep abreast with changing environment the Chamber monitors it on behalf of the business community. This is the information provision role of the Chamber. Through information provision the Chamber supplies members with information that it feels will be beneficial or of interest to them. On the other hand members can request whatever information they feel is of benefit to them and the Chamber through the Secretariat will try to source this information.


Objectives of the Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • To promote the development of trade, commerce and industry in Kitwe and throughout  Zambia.

  • To consider and make input into any matters connected directly or indirectly with such trade, commerce or industry and

  • To collect circulate among its members information and other matters as maybe of interest.

How does Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce go about achieving these objectives?


T he promotion of trade, commerce and industry in done through the lobbying for a conducive business environment and consultative meetings with quasi government institutions such as ZRA when the need arises. Other consultative meetings take place on a more regular basis like the Mopani/Chamber Liaison Committee meeting and the City Council/Chamber Liaison Committee meeting both of which take place monthly. The Mopani/Chamber Liaison Committee meeting deals with aspects of doing business with Mopani, most businesses in Kitwe and on the Copperbelt do business with Mopani and depend on them for their livelihood making this a strategic committee. Other Mine Liaison Committees have been formed with Konkola Copper Mines Plc and Luanshya Copper Mines Plc. The City Council/Chamber Liaison Committee deals with matters affecting the welfare of the city. The Chamber has identified the City Council as an important partner in development.


A nnually the Chamber makes submissions to the National Budget and from time to time on policy where their input is requested. The Chamber disseminates information in a number of ways. Information is sent out to members via email as and when it surfaces mainly in the form of reports. The other way is through the economic daily bulletin and the Monthly Newsletter. The Chamber Economic Daily Bulletin is sent out to members daily via email. This bulletin contains exchange rates, international copper and oil prices, inflation, monthly food basket, etc. The Monthly Newsletter has a section on economic indicators, government and statutory policy, a section on the city council, Chamber matters and carries a feature story in every issue. This is sent out to members via email and hard copy to those members not on email.

Other Chamber activities include an annual awards ceremony at which the Chamber presents companies that have excelled in their fields with awards. The Chamber also holds an annual golf tournament between top mining executives and Chamber members on Africa Freedom Day. Two awards for graduating students are sponsored by the Chamber, one at the Kitwe School of Nursing and the other at the Copperbelt University. The awards at CBU are for the best two 3rd year students in the School of Business. Lastly the Executive Committee of the Kitwe and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds their monthly Executive Committee meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at which all members are welcome to attend.



Contact us

Thandiwe Mbewe Nglazi
Research and Marketing Officer

Mwaka Sichula
Operations Officer

Engineers House
8 Kantanta Street
P.O Box 20672

Tel: 260 21 2221681/2225345
Fax: 260 21 2221681

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