Local manufactures of leather commodities have lauded government for its commitment to establish a first ever ternary factory in the commercial city of Blantyre.
The remarks follow president Mutharika’s promise to establish the factory which will enhance vocational skills and offer Job opportunities among the majority populace which are the youth.
Speaking to YFM, one of the manufacturers of leather goods Edward Malunga of Bantu Arts and Craft said the development is a welcome one consideration that the factory will enhance capacity of the manufactures.
“We need the ternary factory just like tomorrow; it was supposed to be there the years we have been in the sector, this has been a challenge for a long time so if a factory is really going to come, our profits are definitely going bauble,” Malunga said.
He however asked government to walk the talk on the promise.
“Like I said, we badly need this factory, you can imagine how costly it is to import leather for shoe making or other products from outside the country, I would only ask government to expedite the development so that we can begin to enjoy the benefits as soon as possible,”he concluded.
Of late a number of shoe and leather bag making films have sprout in the country with the coming in different vacation colleges including the government – community colleges but accessing leather has been an off-putting experience.