Six more Mozambican companies win right to use “Made in Mozambique” quality mark

21 March 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 21 March – Six more Mozambican companies received the “Made in Mozambique” mark in Maputo Tuesday as part of the government campaign to encourage production, consumption and export of the country’s products.

The six new companies are Kempe (engineering and maintenance services), Hiugest (producers of animal feed), Pierlite (electrical lighting), Pintex (paints and varnishes), Pandora Box (IT services) and Modet (detergents).

In order to allow them to use the Made in Mozambique logo and seal, the directors of the six companies signed a contract with the director of the Technical Unit for Promotion of National Products, Claire Zimba, at a ceremony attended by the governors of the city and province of Maputo, Rosa da Silva and Telmina Pereira, respectively.

For a company to be part of the campaign it must have its taxes and social security contributions up to date, be legally authorized to produce a particular good or to sell a particular service and have no delays in salary payments.

So far 12 companies have received the Made in Mozambique mark, namely airline LAM, and two mobile phone operators – M-Cel and Vodacom.

Zimba said that over 100 companies had handed in documentation to be part of the campaign, whose slogan is “Produce Mozambican, consume Mozambican , export Mozambican.” (macauhub)