Import quality vehicles, Scott urges new firm

Newly created district councils receive vehicles, equipment

VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has urged the newly-established motor vehicle trading company, Hussain Nasha Daniel (HND), to import quality second-hand vehicles that will be road-worthy in Zambia.
Dr Scott said HND should also consider charging reasonable prices, providing necessary spares and facilities which are affordable to the majority of Zambian motorists.
He said this in a speech read for him by Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Davies Mwango, during the launch of HND in Lusaka on Friday.
HND has partnered with Be Forward in the importation of second-hand vehicles to Zambia.
“I hope HND will set new standards in used motor vehicle trading by importing road-worth motor vehicles,” Dr Scott said.
He also said HND should consider spreading its business to other places and create more employment opportunities.
Dr Scott said Government will not frustrate HND’s investment plan and assured the company of its support, co-operation and understanding.
“We, therefore, implore the investor to take its corporate social responsibility obligation seriously,” he said.
Speaking at the same function, Lusaka mayor Daniel Chisenga said HND and Be Forward should partner with the Lusaka City Council to devise ways of reducing traffic congestion in the city.
Mr Chisenga said there is need for Lusaka City Council and other stakeholders to construct more ring roads and flyover bridges to contain traffic congestion.
HND chairman Hussain Waheed said Zambia is a friendly country and is favourable for investment.
Be Forward chairman Hironori Yamakawa said Zambians are the major buyers of Japanese vehicles and assured them of best services.