Friday, July 27, 2007
By Florence Bupe
Thursday July 26, 2007 [04:00]
SCIENCE, Technology and Vocational Training minister Peter Daka has observed that economic competitiveness is essential for the provision of high quality standards. Speaking at the opening of the National Training Course on Quality Management Systems ISO 17025 at Cresta Golfview Hotel yesterday, Daka said it was vital to have healthy economic competition in every institution as a way of ensuring sustainable quality management.
“It goes without saying that economic competitiveness of any establishment is directly linked to the quality of goods and services provided by such institutions. Quality management is indeed an essential tool in ensuring that such establishments are able to have their fair share of the market if only their goods and services ascribe to the highest quality,” he said.
The National Training Course has been organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under the theme ‘Quality Management Control Using Nuclear and Related Technologies’. IAEA mobilised K1.2 billion and offered staff training to facilitate the establishment of a Cancer Centre at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
Daka urged course participants to ensure that they utilise the training opportunity to impact positively on the Zambian economy.