GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Commerce has engaged the services of Kaizen Institute of Zambia (KiZ) to help promote quality industrial production and move Zambia into a middle income status by 2030.
KiZ consultant Fred Sichikolo said engaging the institute was a deliberate move by Government to help Zambia achieve its vision of becoming a middle income country by 2030 by also promoting youth entrepreneurship.
The implementation of the institute has technical support from Tokyo through the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA)
Its members are the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. “It is a national voice for the promotion of quality productivity improvement, innovation, competitiveness through focusing on making little changes on regular basis.
“We want to become a middle prosperous income country by that time. We then want to help using Kaizen concepts to get there using small incremental steps,” said Mr Sichikolo He added that Kaizen understood that at a national level there was need to find ways of doing small incremental steps to national development into Vision 2030.
He observed that Zambia had enough raw materials and human brains to enable it become a middle income country by 2030.