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Governement Implements Reservation Schemes for Citizens PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 November 2015 11:46

Zambia experienced consistent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of about 6% for over a decade. Despite this strong economic growth, the Zambian economy is still characterised by relatively low participation of Zambian citizens in the ownership of strategic industries, as well as in value addition. Economic growth is sustainable when it is anchored on citizen participation.

Recognising the challenge in citizen participation levels, Government has had to put in place deliberate measures to avail and secure citizens participation in the domestic economy, particularly through entrepreneurship and value chains.

Manufacturing Sector Study Report Published PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:31

The 2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report is a culmination of the field survey and detailed desk research, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) as part of its evidence-based policy analysis to support its programmatic and analytical work.

The report and its findings outline the state of the manufacturing sector in Zambia and progress of implementation of the Manufacturing sector policy strategies.

Timber ban negatively affects wood products sector PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:05

The timber ban that government has effected after the discovery of the Mukula tree as a lucrative commodity on the international market is negatively affecting the Wood and Wood Products sector.

This came to light when Commerce Permanent Secretary, Siazongo Siakalenge toured Sikale Wood Manufacturers.

Managing Director of Sikale Wood Manufacturers Liu Run Min explained that the operations at his company were at risk of grounding to a halt in the next three months if the timber ban was not lifted.

Government prioritizes textile industry for job creation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 05:57

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Commercial, Trade and Industrial (CTI) Policy 2009 – 2014 and the Strategy Paper on Industrialization and Job Creation launched in 2013 has identified the Textile and Garment sub Sector as one of the priority sectors for Zambia’s industrialization and economic development.

The sub Sector is considered to be labour intensive with potential to greatly contribute to employment and wealth creation at all stages of its value chain.

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The Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) is Zambia's principal Government body responsible for administering national policy for private sector development. It coordinates industrial, commercial and trade matters and liases with various public and private sector organisations to facilitate the implementation of government sector policies related to trade and industry. This is in line with the Ministry's mission statement.

Mission Statement
To facilitate and promote the growth, development and competitiveness of commercial, trade and industrial sectors in order to enhance socio-economic development. 
In support of this mission statement, and to give MCTI a specific focus and direction, the set out goal of the Ministry is to develop sustainable and globally competitive commercial, trade and industrial base in order to contribute to social economic development.