MINISTER of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga says the block making business cannot be left to Zambians only, as only 2 percent of the necessary machines in the country are locally owned. In an interview, Mulenga said if government did that, there would be a serious shortage of blocks at the expense of the construction industry. “I need to be very practical and very pragmatic, it is the same thing that Zambians are calling to set a separation scheme for block-making machines to say let us leave this one to Zambians. My Ministry undertook a survey to find out if we do this separation scheme for Zambians alone to do blocks, how many blocks will be available on the…...

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