By Ashton Kelly Bunda Kwilanzi Newspaper Zambia (KNZ)
AMEYA Surfaces Limited (ASL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sambesh Rao Sriramoju is pleading with the Zambian Government to protect local mable which is failing to compete with less qualify and lowly priced imported ore.
Speaking moments before officially opening its East Park Mall outlet on Sunday, 16th October, 2022, Mr. Sambesh implored Commerce Trade and Industry Minister, Chipoka Mulenga to protect local enterprises from unfair competition.
Sambesh urged Minister Chipoka to safeguard local investors and enterprises for them to sustainably succeed.
“Zambia’s mable is just as good as Asian ore, but local enterprises are failing to compete with cheaper and less quality mable from abroad,” Sambesh marketed Ameya Surfaces Limited, which specialises in mable, granite and quartz.
In response, Mr. Mulenga assured Sambesh support, noting that till being in receipt of an invitation letter to officiate and open Ameya Surfaces Limited, he did not know that Zambia had mable and the ore could be processed into finished products.
Flanked by Attorney General (AG) Mulilo Kabesha, Ameya Surfaces Limited General Manager- Marketing and Administration, Naveed Saleem and Bishop John Hard Mambo, Mulenga confessed that Zambian had been important finished mable products.
“We need to protect local products and enterprises through promotion of fair competition. We need to create an environment making Zambians products households brand for those in real estate who are building, ” noted Mulenga, a United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP) for Chingola, Copperbelt province.
Citing the Taj Mahal in India looks glamarous and a marvel to watch owing to the mable it adorns.
“Innovation should take place and construction of new real estate development will create jobs and earn Zambia income,” advised Mulenga.
And speaking earlier, Bishop Mambo told Mulenga that Ameya Surfaces Limited was rendering medical support to patients and a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The Taj Mahal (/ˌtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl, ˌtɑːʒ-/; lit. ’Crown of the Palace’), is an Islamic ivory white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1631 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–1658) to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.