Buy local products – Katambo

LOCALLY grown grapes on display at Lusaka's Manda Hill Shoprite. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

GOVERNMENT has advised Zambians to desist from buying imported edible oil to support local producers and the farming community.
Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo said there is need to encourage Zambians to buy local edible oil to provide income for the farmers growing soya beans, which is the major ingredient.
“There is no need for Zambians to continue buying imported cooking oils stocked in supermarkets when the commodity is being manufactured locally.
“I urge all Zambians to support local agribusiness by buying Zambian cooking oil to increase income for farmers as well as contribute to the overall economic development of the country,” he said.
Mr Katambo said this last week when President Lungu commissioned the Global Industries Limited’s US$120 million soya bean crushing plant with capacity to produce 1, 000 metric tonnes of READ MORE

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