GOVERNMENT should take advantage of the chainstores that are leaving Zambia and help local entities to fill the gap left by the exiting international retail outlets, says KRI Zambia chief executive officer Dr Frank Kayula. And Dr Kayula says the agriculture sector has the potential to be the country’s economic mainstay, together with mining, if properly managed. In an interview, Dr Kayula bemoaned the exiting chain stores, which included Spar, saying their departure was a loss of market for Zambian farmers. He, therefore, urged government to quickly step in and partner with local outlets to fill the void and ensure that farmers maintained a viable market for their produce. “…And in terms of the effect of the closing of these…...

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