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Zambian govt makes plan to support local textile industry
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Apr '14
The Government of Zambia has prepared a plan to support the domestic textile manufacturing companies, Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Miles Sampa, has said, reports Zambia Daily Mail.
 
Touring a facility of Unity Garment Industries Limited in Ndola, the third largest city in Zambia, Mr. Sampa said the new policy reserves at least 20 percent of textile and garment procurement by public institutions for the local industry.
 
He said the textile industry is labour-intensive and hence, it can greatly contribute to employment and wealth creation at all stage of its value chain.
 
He said the implementation of the innovative scheme would result in creation of more than 4,000 new jobs by the end of 2014.
 
He asked government bodies to conclude agreements with Zambian textile and clothing manufacturing companies and ensure that at least 20 percent of their total textile and apparel procurement is bought from domestic manufacturers.
 
Mr. Sampa said the Zambia Army, the Police and other public institutions cannot import uniforms when they can be sourced locally. If the import continues, the Government would frame a strategy to regulate the same as the quality of local clothing is also better than the imported ones.
 
The import of apparel creates jobs in other countries, while Zambians remain unemployed, he added.
 
Kam Shah, managing director of Unity Garments, said his company currently employed 135 people, majority of them being women, and it aims to increase the strength to 250 by the end of this year.
 
According to Mr. Shah, the company has a capacity to produce 900 garments per day, of which some are supplied to local mines and other industries, while the remaining are exported.
 
Through the Commercial Industrialization Policy 2009-14 and the 2013 Strategic Paper on Industrialization and Job Creation, the Government of Zambia identified the textile and garment industry as one of the priority sectors that can drive economic growth in the country.
 

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