Distribution network in Angola needs to be expanded

28 March 2013

The Angolan government plans to ensure expansion of the formal, commercial, logistical and distribution network at stable prices and with enough quality to meet the needs of manufacturing and families, the secretary of state for Trade said Wednesday in Luanda.

During a conference on distribution in Angola, Álvaro Paixão Júnior said that in order to make this possible regional corridors were being set up, with a view to transporting agricultural products.

He said that the government’s focus on diversifying the economy meant that companies needed to know how to make choices to diversify their products based on different climates and strategic opportunities, and knowing how to manage the inherent risks of their businesses.

He added that the emergence of new players and chains in the retail business had been useful as they service and product quality and choice had improved.

The chairman of the Angolan Industrial Association (AIA), José Severino, said that retail was the engine behind development and noted that “the national products on offer as still very restricted, although initiatives have emerged to change that situation.” (macauhub)