Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA) Acting Executive Secretary Juba Sakala has commended President Edgar Lungu’s decision to subsidize electricity tariff for the productive sector in Zambia.
Sakala said the move will not only enhance the competitiveness of the local industry but it will also increase production leading to more job opportunities and greater consumer welfare.
“We urge the local businesses to reciprocate this generous gesture by increasing production and passing on the benefits of such move to consumers” Sakala said
Meanwhile, Africa Consumer Union (ACU) first Vice President Muyunda Ililonga has welcomed Government’s move to establish the Management Boards for Markets and Bus Stations.
Ililonga said the Markets and Bus Stations Act 2007 seeks to introduce orderly management of these facilities by local authorities working together with members of the local community is a far-sighted law whose implementation is long overdue.
Ililonga also observed that the law which was passed in 2007 remained dormant because of fierce opposition which vested selfish interests that benefited from the chaotic status quo.
He has however urged Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale to remain resolute in the face of such opposition.
“We welcome Government’s move to establish the Management Boards for Markets and Bus Stations” Ililonga said