Zambia Bureau of Standards Lacks Testing Kits

Zambia Bureau of Standards Lacks Testing Kits

Lack of testing facilities for products being added on the Zambian market to ensure quality products for consumers has posed a challenge for the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) to perform effectively in 2015, says bureau director Manuel Mutale.

Mr. Mutale said as much as ZABS appreciated the testing facilities it had, there was need to invest in laboratories for all products. He revealed this when he spoke on ZNBC Radio 2 programme.

He said a well performing standards bureau all over the world needed quality testing facilities for it to perform better.

He also said non-compliance electrical cables were another challenge the bureau encountered in 2015. He advised the public to involve experts whenever they were buying cables. He however commended Zambian cable manufacturers –Zamefa and ZACO cable – for producing quality cables.

Mr. Mutale also said ZABS aimed at continuing to partner with the local industry in 2016 and ensure they were supported. He said Zambia would only move forward if the small medium enterprises were supported.