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Ibam urges honesty among businesses

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The Indigenous Businesses Association of Malawi (Ibam) has urged businesses in the country to be honest by providing the best quality products and services.

Speaking in an interview Sunday, Ibam president, Mike Mlombwa, said it is worrying to note that some businesses are providing substandard services to the government.

He said such unscrupulous businesses could damage the image of the whole business community in the country.

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“What we are saying is that when we are given contracts to provide goods and services, let us give our best,” said Mlombwa, citing an example of some contractors who are just doing half-baked jobs in repairing the country’s roads.

The Ibam chief said providing low quality services just to get the money could result in the erosion of trust in the local business community.

“This is our country and we must learn to love it. How do we feel at the end of the day to provide poor products and service to the only country we can call home?” Mlombwa asked.

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President Peter Mutharika recently warned contractors against building roads that are not durable, saying government will take such contractors to task.

The development followed revelations that some of the roads rehabilitated in the country’s towns and cities have already started developing potholes, less than two years after their completion.

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