Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga says government is working at reducing the number of licenses that companies are required to have before they can set up their businesses.
Mr. Chipoka says the number of licenses needed for one to start a business in Zambia have over the years hampered growth of businesses especially Small and Medium Enterprises-SMEs.
He said this when he commissioned an 80 tonne National Reference Weighbridge at the Zambia Metrology Agency in Ndola.
Mr. Mulenga said the cost of doing business should not be at the expense of the measurements.
The National Reference Weighbridge has been constructed at a cost of One million Kwacha.
And Zambia Metrology Agency chief executive officer Himba Cheelo said economic development is pinned on measurements.
Ms. Cheelo said facilities such as the weighbridge will be extended to other parts of the country to enhance provision of correct measurements in all sectors of the economy.