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Vibrant motor industry cardinal for economic development – Col. Kaunda

Economy Vibrant motor industry cardinal for economic development - Col. Kaunda ...

captions Communications and Transport Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda yesterday mounted a Road Block at Prospect police Camp near Kabwe where he Impouded a number of Vehicles which had faults .In the picture, Mr Kaunda inspects the fire Extinguisher from a Rosa Bus while the Driver of a Bus looks on
captions Communications and Transport Deputy Minister Panji
Kaunda yesterday mounted a Road Block at Prospect police Camp near
Kabwe where he Impouded a number of Vehicles which had faults .In the
picture, Mr Kaunda inspects the fire Extinguisher from a Rosa Bus
while the Driver of a Bus looks on

Government says a vibrant motor industry is cardinal in fostering social and economic development in the country.

Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda says it was for this reason that government will continue to support the private sector in the motor industry sector.

Col. Kaunda said government would do so especially in the supply of brand new commercial motor vehicles saying this will go a long way in delivering the much needed development to the people.

He added that government was committed to ensuring that the supply of brand new vehicles in the country is enhanced in order to boost the effective and efficient transportation of people , goods and services.

ZANIS reports that the Transport and Communications Deputy Minister was speaking during the Yet Motors Limited Commercial Cocktail in Lusaka last night.

He stressed that it is high time that Zambians were accorded an opportunity to buy new vehicles as opposed to the current trend where the few vehicles found on the market failed to meet the required standards.

Col. Kaunda said Government’s vision is to have a country where people can buy new vehicles as this also plays a critical role in enhancing safety on the roads.

He appealed to players in the motor industry to provide incentives that will help people to afford to purchase brand new vehicles by providing possibility and affordability in payment terms.

Col. Kaunda further stated that the robust infrastructure development of roads, schools, and health facilities that government has embarked has provided an opportunity for the private sector to grow by acquiring contracts to execute these projects.

He said government is not only constructing roads but is also making sure that road signs and furniture are also included in order to enhance road safety.

Col. Kaunda said the supply of brand new commercial and industrial vehicles in the motor industry is of great interest to his ministry because the reported failure by contractors to execute contracts has mainly been because of lack of machinery and equipment which includes motor vehicles.
He stated that the enhanced supply of vehicles in the industry will afford Zambian contractors access to have equipment that are suitable to the industry.

7 COMMENTS

  1. As a contractor..it would be upto me to provide transport and equipment for logistical purposes as outlined in the contractual agreement. If I want to I can import a new vehicle into Zambia at anytime. The problem is the import duty which at times is payable on machinery that I will use on the very government contracts this man is waffling on about. This is a pointless statement or verbal release. How can one say its the lack of new vehicles from gov that is limiting what contractors are achieving. ..senseless.

  2. I HAVEN’T EVEN YET READ THE ARTICLE. BUT EVEN BEFORE I DO LET ME SAY, THIS IS VERY GOOD Mr MINISTER. PANJI IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW MINISTERS WHO KNOWS WHERE SATA WANTS ZAMBIA TO BE. WE NEED ZAMBIA FULL OF LEADERS WHO ARE HANDS-ON. WE NEED LEADERS AS HUMBLE AS PANJI KAUNDA. WE NEED LEADERS WHO LEAD BY EXAMPLE. VIVA PANJI.

    • Sata doesn’t know anything. What does a grade 2 know about development? Sata is just a piece of old rug not even fit for a patch.

  3. what? a vibrant motor industry based on importing new cars? for one second there i though a motor manufacture industry was in the offing after reading the title,,,, how disappointing

    • The man wants us to buy new vehicles. How many people in Zambia can afford a new car? Even the so called middle class if they are now there are still buying second hand cars. Companies and some government departments are also buying these second hand vehicles. What indeed is our retired colonel turned deputy minister talking about? It will take a lot of elbow grease to end the second hand car mania.

  4. Panji Kaunda Walks the Job. He is a visible leader ……..loves impounding offending cars…remember Chief Mpezeni’s driver busted by Panji? Hilarious! He is a man of the people, and serious about safety on the road. Great future leader, his party should elevate him to party leadership role. Although, we do need to look into Car Making
    Industry of our own. Remember, Fiat in Livingston in the ’80s? General Motors in Detroit USA, have not faired well in this recession; why not invite them over to make cars in Zambia. That’d be a worthwhile investment to encourage. They can start car making industry for us.

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