Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Trade Kings praised for using locally sourced materials to support Zambia’s economy

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In a move to encourage local manufacturers to use locally sourced raw materials in order to support the growth of the economy, President Edgar Lungu toured Trade Kings production facility on Mumbwa Road. During his tour on which he was accompanied by Minister of Commerce, Honourable Christopher Yaluma, President Lungu appreciated how some of Zambia’s most renowned brands are manufactured. He further encouraged consumers to buy locally produced products and get rid of the perception that imported goods are better than local goods. He insisted that the trend of importing goods that can be locally manufactured should be discouraged.

President Lungu meets with Trade Kings management during his tour of their production facility along Mumbwa road
President Lungu tours Trade Kings production facility on Mumbwa Road
President Lungu tours Trade Kings production facility on Mumbwa Road
Trade Kings donates some of its products to the Ministry of Health to help in the fight against covid -19
Trade Kings donates some of its products to the Ministry of Health to help in the fight against covid -19

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  1. “…He further encouraged consumers to buy locally produced products and get rid of the perception that imported goods are better than local goods. He insisted that the trend of importing goods that can be locally manufactured should be discouraged….”

    Really mr lungu ???

    Is this when you are realising this and saying something ????

  2. Instead of chasing after HH 24/7 , lungu you should have adopted and acted this stance some 6 years ago

    You should have been preaching but Zambian build Zambia from day one , instead of looking how to loot

  3. I still can’t understand why Edgar has appointed Fisho Mwale as Board Chairman of the Zambia Development Agency. Zambia isn’t short of people that can perform. Some portfolios require a certain degree of patriotism apart from competence and I can’t see that in Fisho Mwale. Fisho was only a Mayor for Lusaka when he had access to vital Govt info which ignited his greed and we ended up with the Donegal Vulture Fund saga. He got money at the expense of the nation and went to live a luxurious life in SA. He came back and people of Zambia rejected him when he contested as Mayor again but Mr Lingui in his “wisdom”has decided to reward him with a senior Govt job. ShuShuShu please keep a dossier on this chap and ensure he doesn’t repeat what he did. Zambia isn’t for jokers! We don’t want…

  4. Yes Trade Kings is doing a commendable job in Zambia since the time of BOMB paste in terms of value addition and job creation, word of caution don’t try to cross their path and enter their market as a SME they will destroy you via their mate ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda. Just ask yourself were the local competition has disappeared to.
    Its all good for them to bribe Chilufya with K28 million as covid-19 donation when they pay their labourers a pantry K40 per day…they might as well pay them soap.

  5. Lungu has to be the most incompetent president in Africa….

    Even his advisors are the most incompetent on the continent …

    Where have they been to realise only now that the Zambian public needs sanitisation on the

    “ buy Zambian build Zambia “

    slogan ?????

    We have been telling these dim corrupt rats from a very long time , together with our plea to build solar power manufacturing in Zambia.

  6. Ayatollah – He has appointed after they had a chat about fish farming …dull Edgar then thought he is the right man for the job.

    • Tarino Orange – that appointment is for a narrow agenda. We’re not safe. I can’t accept to get a salary and allowances for making comments on LT everyday, it’s poverty

  7. Trade Kings is simply thanking PF for the tax relief they continue getting from ZRA …they are paying the piper playing these Zambian Pakistanis have learned from Indian crook Rajan Mahtani’s book of running a business in Zambia – How to keep the Ruling Party Happy and succeed.

  8. Excellent developments and it shows the confidence the business community has in this government of ours. However, unsurprisingly we have a few rotten chaps from diaspora above who will still search for the needle in their hair backside to find any reason to criticise the president. These childish diasporans are probably still breastfeeding from their old mothers. The amount of time they insult president lungu, I wouldn’t be surprised if they shout lungu even when they sleep with their wives. A bunch of angry obsessed asylum seekers taking their frustration out on us.whether you insult or kill yourself, the fact is that his excellency EC LUNGU is the president of Zambia. Live with it or go and kiss a live wire.

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    • This boot licker still yapping, the same chap who misled his President to land our currency as the second worst performing in the world. Give him a medal to handle and it must be a live wire

  9. Look at that dull boy chap Sampa wearing his silly gloves he thinks its a fashion parade…The man is forever receiving donations in his office.

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  10. Boza,there is nothing locally sourced at trade kings.Most of the materials being used for production come from SA,CHINA,GERMANY.ITALY AND EVEN THE MATERIALS THEY USED TO CONSTRUCT THEIR NEW MFEZ PLANT UNDER BIGTREE BEVERAGES NOTHING WAS LOCALLY SOURCED INCLUDING MAN POWER…..TRADE KINGS EMPLOYEES ARE THE LEAST PAID AND WHEN YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR SALARY THEY SIMPLY GET RID OF YOU.

  11. If Trade Kings has achieved so much and government has failed, then why not donate government to trade kings to run it. Just a proposal

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