KAIZEN Institute of Zambia Limited (KIZ) has welcomed Government’s approval of the National Productivity Policy because it facilitates the the development and growth of Zambian industries that are efficient in their use of resources, enterprising, innovative and internationally competitive.
Commenting on the recent approval by Cabinet of the National Productivity, KiZ Chief Executive Officer Chola Mwitwa said that Institute welcomed the Government decision to promulgate the policy as it will enable the Institute play its critical role of promoting KAIZEN, which is a unique philosophy and methodology from promoting Quality and Productivity improvement. We see ourselves being at the Centre of its nationwide promotion.
Mr. Mwitwa observed that countries that have adopted and implemented the KAIZEN principles to underpin their national transformation agenda, have recorded tremendous economic transformation and improvement. He cited countries like Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea and back in Africa, Ethiopia, Mauritius.
He said that Zambia too can easily transform itself into the first world in 25 years just as Singapore did by using KAIZEN to transform the industrial sector and claim her development space which has been lost to imported manufactured products if it incorporated KAIZEN holistically into the transformation agenda. KAIZEN will also help transform peoples’ mindset toward hard work creativity, patriotism abhorrence of wastefulness.
Mr. Mwitwa said it was the wish of KIZ to see to it that the pursuit for quality in a continuous improvement manner, based on principles of the Quality Control Circle (QCC), Total standardisation through ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and Total Quality Management (TQM), was made central to any of Zambia’s industrial and Services sectors’ transformation agenda.
He assured that the Institute would continue to support the quality and productivity proposition in Zambia and enhance the country’s prospects of attaining our development aspirations of becoming a prosperous middle income country by 2030.