Buy Zed (BZ) has commended the government on its pronouncement of purchasing local products following yesterday’s national state address.
BZ Founder Evans Ngoma says the organization appreciates the move to encourage people in preferring local produce as it is a milestone, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic.
In an interview with ZANIS, Mr Ngoma explained that if production in the country is increased this will lead to an economic boom for many players as it will create jobs and contribute to poverty alleviation.
“Let’s not compromise on the quality produced to ensure that we satisfy our consumers so that they should not look to imported products that are produced in the country so as to alleviate poverty in the country,” he said.
Mr Ngoma has advised citizens that prefer imported goods from locals that they must think twice and be able to support local businesses so as to improve the wellbeing of Zambians.
He adds that it is important to look for solutions that will scale up production as well as satisfy local consumers.
During President Edgar Lungu’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) he said it is encouraging to see that more local products are being sold in shops and more are being consumed which is a sign of patriotism.
He has urged all citizens to think local first when buying goods and services, adding that it should be a matter of pride to consume what is produced.