Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) Director Manuel Mutale has urged traders and retailers in Mongu should take advantage of the Kuomboka Ceremony which takes place this Saturday 8th April 2017, to sell safe and quality products to consumers.

And Mr. Mutale said it was important for the traders and retailers to be quality and safety conscious by ensuring that the products that they put on the market are meeting the minimum basic requirements of the Zambian Standards.

“The Kuomboka ceremony is one of biggest and most celebrated traditional ceremonies in Zambia as it attracts a significant number of both local and foreign tourists who are eager to sample our rich Zambian culture.

“It is therefore important that our traders and retailers promote our countries image by giving consumers competitive and reliable products and services”. He said

The ZABS Director also urged consumers and other stakeholders who will be travelling to attend the Kuomboka ceremony to be quality conscious and demand for products and services that translates into value for money.

Mr Mutale further said that a team of ZABS inspectors will be on the ground to conduct spot checks to ensure that only safe and quality products are available for consumers.

“ZABS will keep on engaging with various manufacturers and building capacities in them on issues of standardization and quality assurance” Mr. Mutale said.

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