ECONOMIST Noel Nkhoma says government should consider banning thrifted clothes, commonly known as salaula, in order to grow the textile industry. In an interview, Nkhoma argued that the salaula business had destroyed the textile industry in Zambia. He said no investor would want to invest in the textile industry knowing that they would face competition from salaula traders. “There is great potential in the textile industries. We cannot, at this moment in time, consider investing in that space for the simple reason that the sector is high risk. What makes it a high risk is that the sector is not promoted, the salaula business has literally destroyed the textile industry in Zambia. If you look at countries where the textile…...

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