Government has challenged manufacturers and producers of goods and services to strive to produce high quality goods and services if the ‘Buy Zambia Campaign’ is to succeed.
Commerce, Trade and Industry Acting Permanent Secretary Siazongo Siakalenge says the campaign can only succeed if complemented by the production of high quality goods.
Mr. Siakalenge was speaking in Lusaka today at the sensitization workshop of the dairy sector.
He said government is concerned about the inability for goods produced locally to compete favorably abroad.
Mr. Siakalenge said goods produced within the country should compete with goods imported from outside Zambia both in terms of pricing, quality and delivery time.
He said there is need for the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and other stakeholders to change the negative perception people have about goods produced in Zambia.
Mr. Siakalenge said locally produced goods should be able to penetrate the international market if high quality is emphasized.
He said it is in this regard that government continues to promote production of quality goods.