The Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA) has partially lifted the suspension on an additional eleven (11) companies engaged in the production and retail of bottled water in quantities of 18.9L, 20L and 21.8L containers.
The additional 11 companies and products brands that have been granted permission to resume production and trading in the above stated quantities of bottled water are:
|Company Name||Product Brand||Town|
|1||Aqua Rent||Aqua pure||Ndola|
|2||Horn of Africa Manufacturing & Bottling Ltd||Solwezi Spring||Solwezi|
|3||S&V Investments Ltd||Seasons Mineral Water||Chingola|
|6||Aqua Bliss||Aqua bliss||Lusaka|
|7||Acton Beverages||Ryan mineral water||kitwe|
|11||Spectrum Clear||H2O/ Spectrum Clear||Lusaka|
This brings the total number of companies granted permission to produce and trade in the larger container sizes of drinking water to 20, after the Zambia Metrology Agency partially lifted the suspension on nine (09) products brands on 27th April 2018.
The complete list of the 20 companies and product brands as of 11th May 2018 are:
|1||Natural Valley Limited||Manzi Valley||Lusaka|
|2||Vital Beverages Limited||Vital||Kitwe|
|3||Carribea Beverages Limited||Aquavita||Kitwe|
|4||Nejur Plex Investments||Well Splash Ice||Lusaka|
|6||Jucee Drinks Limited||Kwench||Lusaka|
|7||OK Investments Zambia Limited||Ice Dew||Lusaka|
|9||Wasim Wholesalers Limited||Zam Natural||Lusaka|
|10||Aqua Rent||Aqua Pure||Ndola|
|11||Horn of Africa Manufacturing & Bottling Ltd||Solwezi Spring||Solwezi|
|12||S&V Investments Limited||Seasons Mineral Water||Chingola|
|15||Aqua Bliss||Aqua Bliss||Lusaka|
|16||Acton Beverages||Ryan Mineral Water||Kitwe|
|20||Spectrum Clear||H2o/ Spectrum Clear||Lusaka|
The suspension of production and sale of larger container sizes of drinking water remains in force indefinitely and shall only be partially lifted on a case-by-case basis, as and when a company becomes compliant.
The General Public is hereby informed that the Agency, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is taking the necessary interventions to protect the consumers against fraudulent activities and public health risks in the potable water bottling sector.
The Agency continues to conduct surveillance activities to ensure that non-conforming products are not brought on the market.
The Agency commends the retailers for strictly adhering to the directive not to sale or offer for sale products from non-authorised producers during this suspension.
The Public is urged to be wary of water products that are not part of the cleared list of the 20.
The Agency shall regularly announce to the public the names of companies that shall be allowed to produce, supply, and sell bottled water in the affected container sizes.
Public Relations Officer
Zambia Metrology Agency