Malawians urged to stop buying foreign products

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Minister of Trade and Industry, Joseph Mwanamvekha has expressed concern at Malawians’ tendency to buy foreign products.

The minister said failure by citizens to buy local products is affecting the country’s economy.

According to Mwanamvekha, if Malawians promote their own products it means that demand, production, and employment will increase.

Joseph Mwanamvekha

Developments of this sort are welcome :Mwanamvekha

“We would like to change the mindset of the people of not buying local goods, in the Buy Malawian Strategy we have managed to analyse some of the challenges why Malawians do not buy their own locally made products.

“Some of the reasons include pricing, lack of quality products, lack of access to markets and less production, therefore, we intend to enhance manufacturing, value addition, increase exportation of the Malawian goods and replacement of the importation goods on the market to help in promotion of the local goods,” said Mwanamvekha.

He further said government want to see increased production of local goods for exportation and less importation of goods hence the promotion of increased production of agricultural products.

Mwanamvekha also said that the strategy has come about after reviewing the Best Malawian Campaign which was launched in 2009, which has however not borne any positive fruits since its launch.

The Buy Malawi Strategy mainly aims at communicating to the public the benefits of buying local products.

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  1. Hon. point taken but u have to be the example the way ur talkin it means,useless coz u wearing imported garments and u using imported luxury cars ,Tv screens even ur plates and spoons all imported.so wat do you think your followers will do? think deeply when u making ur decision dnt bluff ordinary people here with all respect mr honourable

  2. How do you tell people to Malawian made clothes when you are wearing a foreign tailored suit with an italian designer pair of shoes…?? Hypocrisy….at its best.

  3. Muyambe ndinu a nduna kuwonesa chisanzo chabwino pomavala nsapato za plastic /kudyera mbale za plastic /kumafunda ma blanget achipiloni ngati simuchita izi museke pakamwa musauze anthu zomwe mwakambazo

  4. How van we stop buying foreign brand if wr are not even in the country due to poverty, every thing is high our economy is worse work on it first then you can say that. Zimbabwe was worse is far better than us now

  5. Sir don’t talk no sense see mzuzu coffee who can buy that coffee,very expensive like is from uk but here at mzuzu so what about clothes

  6. Sir don’t talk no sense see mzuzu coffee who can buy that coffee,very expensive like is from uk but here at mzuzu so what about clothes

  7. All of this is bull shit. Its only food we buy from mw but the lest poor product.i love mw but we manufacturet low quarity goods

  8. All of this is bull shit. Its only food we buy from mw but the lest poor product.i love mw but we manufacturet low quarity goods

  9. Aaah a mwamveka ayi nduna ya a munthalika kuteloko mukamatero ndiye kuti mwasowa chakuba ndi amwbwiyanuwo tazipangani za mzeru zothandiza anthu osati kumakamba zopeperazo tawaganizileni anthu pazachakudya ndi magetsi a DPP mzeru zobera amphawi munazama nazo but remember Malawians are not ignorance you will see one day

  10. Zochitsiru umatigaira ukaba cashgate? undipangire zochita ndalama zanga? zamuno kuDULA pamene zakunja zimatchipa kagwereeeee

  11. Ha ha ha koma zina ukamayankhula zimakhala ngati za nzeru ndithu ndalama yanga munthu akandilamule kuti gula za mmalawi momuno kuba yeti katundu muno ndiodula with Low quarity tidayela mmaso muziuza osaona zimenezo date waikayo kudzikhala maluzi chifukwa ife tidzinyanyala kugula zakatundu dzimenezo

  12. You idiots who are you trying to fool? Your children go to foreign schools, you shit in imported toilets, you patronise foreign hospitals. What do you want to tell us. Even your shit is foreign because you like foreign food.

  13. You idiots who are you trying to fool? Your children go to foreign schools, you shit in imported toilets, you patronise foreign hospitals. What do you want to tell us. Even your shit is foreign because you like foreign food.

  14. Ukunama Iwe Sitisiya Kungula Ngati Ndalamayo Umatipatsa Ndiwe Ndiye Pabveka. Koma Ngati Ndinthukuta Langa Hahahaha Ndakaika Zoti Ndingaibve Imeneyo Man.

  15. Ukunama Iwe Sitisiya Kungula Ngati Ndalamayo Umatipatsa Ndiwe Ndiye Pabveka. Koma Ngati Ndinthukuta Langa Hahahaha Ndakaika Zoti Ndingaibve Imeneyo Man.

  16. Malawian products are underquality and too expensive!
    this campaign started long ago, but doesn’t get any support u know y? even raw materials, preservatives , containers, labels, etc we get them impoted, ontop huge tax! wat do u expect?

  17. Malawian products are underquality and too expensive!
    this campaign started long ago, but doesn’t get any support u know y? even raw materials, preservatives , containers, labels, etc we get them impoted, ontop huge tax! wat do u expect?

  18. zachamba eti ngati simukupezeka ndi ufa nde mungamagulitse chani kulankhula kosaganiza kuti dziko lanu ndilosauka vomerezani basi kuti zativuta

  19. zachamba eti ngati simukupezeka ndi ufa nde mungamagulitse chani kulankhula kosaganiza kuti dziko lanu ndilosauka vomerezani basi kuti zativuta

  20. Waziputa wekha tikutukwana ukhawula ndalama ndizathu tizigula chimene tikufuna ngati mulibe chonena amwene ndibwino kukhala chete anthu ndiokalipa ndinjala inu mukutitukwana yapa mupepesa kwa a Malawi onse pa mfundo yanu iyi.

  21. the problem is, chinyengo too much pa our own, brands, normally, the first brand imakhaka ya bwino just to make pipo like it, 2,3 days uona zalowa china, za fake zaturuka nxaaaa!!!!! copyright too much with our own Malawian brands…..

  22. let other countries hear about this trash and they shud also stop buying our products, we shud c if we r going to export anymore

  23. anthuwa amayankhula ngati sakhala kuno. Katundu wamuno amadula kwambili. Iwowo ana awo amaimba kuti sukulu? mutsitseko misonkho inayi. Ma company benefits ambili mucotse, zimangokwezetsa mitengo ya zinthu. Muyambile ku nyumba zanu.

  24. siyan kulankhula zopusa sugar amapangidwa pa dwangwa komaso ku nchalo kudula kwambir while sugar yomwe amachokera ku zambia amatchipa chfukwa chankhwidz mpaka kuletsa kuli kupweteka osaukafe

  25. Before they tell us to be buying Malawian products, they should work on these things: quality, price and availability of these so called Malawian products. Most of our products are substandard but very expensive due to high taxes that producers pay.

  26. His made……ngat boma likulephera kupanga control zithu…don’t blame forign ndiamene….coz for them they got no time to think about developing the country what they know it’s only colupition and thinking about second election that’s all they think about so live forein aron

  27. Mr speaker wat u shud knw z dat u cn nt manage 2 hav all de things in malawi same as zambians,we jst hav 2 help each other.we whre all created by one God.we luv u our neighbours

  28. Ndiye Ku Mozambiki Amakatani Nanga Inu Musiya Kutumiza Katundu Wanu Kunja? To Me This Is Not A Solution Pezani Ina . Abwana Minister Musaononge Ubale Wabwino Ulipo Kale Ndi Maiko Ena Ufa Waku Zambia Iz Cheaper Than Wanthu Kuno Ine Ndikulandira Kandalama Kakangono Ndisiyeni Ndigule Katundu Ochipa.

  29. Kkkkkkk…you have to be kidding with me…kodi Malawi ali ndi industrial base yoti itha kupanga supply ma needs athu?…kodibmukakhuta ma allowance a bomawo bwanji osamangokhala chete…? Akakhala atomato, achina anyezi ndi anzinzawo NDE timagula Malawian…koma ma finished products nde simukwanisa kutipanga supply nawo!!!!!

  30. Ohooo! Nchifukwa chake agaluwa akufuna azipanga control fb ndi Whatsapp kt anthu aziwanamizira pa MBC? Amalawi ayamba kuchangamka pano. Iye avala wrist watch nde anthu akagula kt watch yopangidwa mmalawi? Ummmmmm zinazi, pali nzeru apa? Ndakaika

  31. first honourable ministe you should start by example…cause your children are sent abroad to buy foreign education when my fellow malawian is learning under a tree

  32. Mr Minister, this is non starter. The government is failing to protect local investors. That’s why we have alot of imported goods on market than local products. For example, Chinese traders have even penetrated in Rural Trading centres. Secondly, the local products are produced in very low quantity compared to the ever increasing population.

  33. Mr Minister, this is non starter. The government is failing to protect local investors. That’s why we have alot of imported goods on market than local products. For example, Chinese traders have even penetrated in Rural Trading centres. Secondly, the local products are produced in very low quantity compared to the ever increasing population.

  34. These are theories and dreams that will never materialize. First things first Bwana, empower Malawians to have the capacity of producing World class services and products and then you can tell us to stop buying from outside.

  35. Kkkkk liers @ their best…Why when you go out of Nyasaland be it for work or whatever you comes with heavy bags of stuff made those sides..? Why you dont wanna come with empty hands ? You even buy plastic sandals there but stil more we do have plenty of them in our streets localy made.. ” Imwe abhwana ni boza ilo mukamba ka apa “

  36. Tell Joseph Mwanamvekha Machende amake*this indicates that Malawi is governed by drankers;If ur days r numbered plz don’t spoil other pples tym;just die Hell is waiting 4 u!

  37. If you can check what he wore when speaking this, all are made overseas but he stress the nation to buy locally. What a mockery is this? Anthu azigula nsapato, spoon etc za plastic koma inu shopping mkupita ku US, Dubai, UK. Idiots!!!

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  39. Our products are quite expensive for example fish is cheaper to buy from Zambia and Zimbabwe than our one lake Malawi fish. With this tough economy who can go for an expensive thing when there is cheaper one of the same

  40. Local products are of low quality and expensive than the imported ones you must encourage the local companies to start producing products that can compete with imported products

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