As the Buy Malawi Campaign continues to gain momentum, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has appealed to consumers to buy locally produced products.
Officials from the ministry said this on Saturday in Blantyre during a tour of some shops to appreciate how the campaign is progressing.
Speaking during the tour, the ministry’s spokesperson Wiskes Nkombezi said it is important to buy locally-produced products.
He said: “The stocking of Malawian products in the shops we visited indicates a positive response to an extent that some supermarkets are stocking 70 to 80 percent of Malawian products.
“The more we buy the products, the more we give revenue to the companies and in return the price is moderate.”
Nkombezi said there are about 28 companies that have registered to promote local products and they are in the process of registering 66 other companies.
On her part, Rab Processors Limited assistant marketing officer Dorothy Mwadzangati commended the Buy Malawi Campaign, saying it will help to boost sales of local products.
One of the customers, Blessings Masinga, said the initiative should look into taxation of local products.
The tour covered shops such as Metro, Chipiku and Shoprite, which showed that stocking of locally-produced products has improved.