ZAM backs ‘local is laka’ directive
Published On April 27, 2020 » 639 Views» By Times Reporter » Business, Stories
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By CHATULA KANGALI –
THE Zambia Association of Manufacturers(ZAM) has welcomed  the  presidential  directive to the  ministry of  Commerce, Trade and Industry to ensure that chain store  supermarkets  stock  locally produced goods,  saying it will boost the economy  during this time of  COVID-19 pandemic.
ZAM vice president southern region Chipego Zulu said the directive by the President was timely and would instill confidence in the local manufacturing sector.
Ms Zulu said in an interview that ZAM and the ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry had formed a task force to promote the stocking of local products in chain store supermarkets.
“We are happy with this directive, it is very good for the economy.  We want more products especially agriculture products to be stocked in supermarkets,” she said.

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