COMMERCE, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has ruled out any ban on the sale of second-hand clothes popularly known as salaula until government revives the textile industry. Recently, Economist Noel Nkhoma said government should consider banning salaula in order to grow the textile industry. But in an interview, Mulenga said the country had no textile industry currently operating, and banning salaula would result in only a few people buying clothes from boutiques. “The challenge I have to everybody including the person who said that, is that it is a good thing to build local textile industry, but which textile industry in Zambia is running? Zero! So what we have to do now before we cut that, because if we…...

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