MANZINI: SWAZILAND’S IDEAL CITY FOR INVESTMENT

Town Clerk E.N. Wamukoya

Town Clerk E.N. Wamukoya

Word from Chief Executive Officer
E.N. Wamukoya

 

The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Manzini municipality is undoubtedly the best choice for both foreign and local investment. The city’s location as the hub of Swaziland as well as the fact that it boasts the largest population of all cities and towns in the country not only guarantees a lucrative market share but also gives it a competitive advantage for business. Being strategically located at the centre of the country, the City of Manzini enjoys close proximity with the nearest sea ports (Maputo and Durban) as well as the Matsapha Dry Port for import and exportation of goods. The existing proximity with the Matsapha International Airport further gives Manzini a competitive edge regarding movement of passengers and freight. With a growing rate of unemployment coupled with an equally high education level, the City of Manzini guarantees a readily available and energetic skilled and semi-skilled English and siSwati speaking workforce. The city also enjoys Swaziland’s long established free market economy as well as a safe and secure environment for both business and family. Competitively priced utilities such as water, electricity, telecommunication and postal services are accessible in Manzini. Issuance of trading licences and other business legal requirements is done by central government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry which has offices in the City of Manzini. Central government and the Municipal Council have over the years made great strides in ensuring availability of world class road infrastructure in our city. The recently constructed Central Distributor road provides a by-pass route for haulage trucks and other heavy vehicles thereby easing congestion within the city centre. Furthermore, there is plenty office space for lease purposes while investors who wish to put up structures can be assured of competitive property taxes. The combination of visible policing and an array of high mast lights guarantee safety and security for both business and citizens. It is, therefore, not surprising that the City of Manzini has in recent years attracted a substantial amount of foreign direct investment. As the Municipal Council of Manzini we beckon the business world to consider Manzini as the most fertile ground for their investment. We pledge to give investors all the support they may require in their quest to invest in our city. As a quick way of tapping into the available business opportunities in the city, investors are invited to join hands with the Municipal Council towards delivery of a number of projects on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. Council seeks investment partners towards construction of the following;

  • A multi-storey bus terminus at the heart of the city.
  • An up-to-standard market facility for vegetables, fruits, clothing, handicraft etc.
  • A parkade aimed at providing response to growing vehicular congestion in the city.
  • A medium density township with an ability to accommodate about 200 residential plots.
  • A handicraft Trading House.

All the above projects are guaranteed to give the investor value for money. For more information on these, please contact us on: ceo@mzcitycouncil.sz; pro@mzcitycouncil.sz; (+268) 2505 2481 (telephone number); (+268) 2505 3992 (fax). Our website is: www.mzcitycouncil.sz.