National quality policy on the cards

Government is in the process of formulating a National Quality Policy (NQP) that would ensure private and public enterprises comply with the highest product and services quality standards. The Ministry of Trade and Industry and Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) held a validation workshop last week to facilitate and coordinate the development of the national policy.

The policy is part of a broader industrial plan for diversification and export strategies that seek the development of quality products and services to enhance trade.

These would ultimately underpin socio-economic development. Speaking at a validation workshop, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Wamasego Senegelo said the policy should recognise and support the private sector initiatives on issues of quality.  Also it would ensure the gaps and overlaps in the regulatory activities are minimised.  “Due to emerging trends in the sub-standard products and services in the local market, an urgent need is required to enhance the protection of consumers and establish a strong effective regulatory mechanism to ensure minimisation of inferior products and services penetrating the markets,” she said.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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