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Industry in Zambia

  • East Africa moves to curb used car imports, boost local assembly plants

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2016/06/13 East African states are tightening controls on used car imports in a drive to cut pollution and boost the local manufacturing industry. Kenya recently announced that it would scale up its used car emissions laws, joining Uganda which has by presently introduced related taxes. Cabinet Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Transport James Macharia said that the policy would any minute at this time be in place and that motorists found to be in breach of the law risk having their cars deregistered. “By the end of the year, we will require vehicles countrywide to undergo a mandatory inspection to determine their level of toxic emissions,” said Mr Macharia.
  • South African retailer sees wholesale opportunity at DRC-Zambia border

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2015/11/20 South African-based grocer Fruit & Veg City is planning on setting up a wholesale centre at Kasumbalesa, the border town between the DRC and Zambia, according to the retailer’s chief of African operations, Frans van der Colff. “I have stood at that border and [watched] trucks arrive and stand there, and they are emptied – they sell everything on the truck before they even cross the border. And people don’t come through the border post, they just run through the bush on the side, buy… and again simply run back and sell on the other side.” The road from Kasumbalesa leads to Lubumbashi, the DRC’s second major city, and Van der Colff said the route is “phenomenally busy”.
  • Industrial Development Corporation IDC Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2014/01/12 The recent revelation by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government that it is seriously considering the prospect of establishing an Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), formerly known as INDECO, has been criticized A Zambian academic based in Colorado, America, Henry Kyambalesa, has argued that the creation of IDC will put Zambia at odds with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and Zambia's development partners which have worked so hard in bolstering the country’s efforts at meeting the development needs of the country since 1991.