Zambia needs to urgently rethink its growth model. It does not make sense to have an urban growth model built on building countless shopping malls stuffed with foreign products.
In one shopping supermarket we looked at this week, this is one of a handful products made in Zambia. The rest are imported from around the globe.
The situation is so bad that even mere onions are now imported from South Africa.
We would encourage government to consider increasing import taxes on such products and offer substantial rebates to domestic producers of similar products in order to change relative prices.