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Zambia’s Commerce Minister challenges ZIM to enforce marketing act
By our News Team | 2023
Minister emphasises the need to have order in the local marketing field, especially in the outdoor advertising space.
Zambia’s Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, Hon Chipoka Mulenga MP, has challenged the Zambia Institute of Marketing to enforce the ZIM Act.
He said this when the Council of the Zambia Institute of Marketing paid a courtesy call on the Minister on Wednesday, 12th April.
Zambia’s Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, Chipoka Mulenga, meets the Council of the Zambia Institute of Marketing. Photo credit: ZIM
Mr Mulenga emphasised the need to have order in the marketing field, especially in the outdoor advertising space. The billboards clustered all over the country are compromising the visibility of road users, he said.
The Minister stressed that ZIM needed to take a leading role in ensuring that the country was well marketed and that there was order in the way Zambian businesses advertised their products and services.
In his response, ZIM President, Mwewa Besa, reassured the Minister that the institute was equal to the task of enforcing the ZIM Act, as it was law.
Ensuring that stakeholders are compliant
He stated that the Zambia Institute of Marketing had an Advertising Standards Board which was responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders in the various sectors were compliant to the standards.
Mr Besa also informed the Minister that ZIM had an Inspectorate Unit which had started making corporate visits to ensure compliance to the Act, and that people who were masquerading as marketers would be brought to book.
Meanwhile, the 26th Annual Marketers Conference of the Zambia Institute of Marketing continues at Livingstone, on the banks of the Zambezi River. It concludes on Saturday.
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The keynote topic – ‘Tourism’ was presented by Matongo Matamwandi, CEO of the Zambia Tourism Agency.
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