Winners of the Consumer Gold Star and Manufacturers Awards 2018!

Lusaka, November 26, 2018

The Zambian Association of Manufactures (ZAM) and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) recently hosted Zambia’s first ever annual Consumer Gold Star Awards. Over two weeks consumers from across the country voted for their favorite brands in several categories. The final awards ceremony took place during the Prestigious Annual Manufacturers Gala and Awards Ceremony hosted on 16thNovember at the Intercontinental Hotel where the winners of each product category were announced and awarded with the Consumer Gold Star Award.

The awards presented an opportunity to champion the “think local first” Proudly Zambian Campaign by recognizing high quality Zambian brands, and raising consumer awareness of the same. For the recipients, they reflectedthe earned trust and loyalty of consumers to their brands, as well as servedas the crowning achievement of their efforts as local manufacturers to build brand awareness and sell high quality products. For the consumers, these awards provided an opportunity to support the businesses whose products they interacted with on a day to day basis and have grown to love. The results of each category were as follows:

# Category Winning Brand(s) Winning Companies
1. Soap and Cosmetic Products Boom Trakekings (Z) Limited
2. Crisp and Snack Products Savanna Premium Chocolate Savanna Premium Chocolate
3. Healthy and Nutritious Products Nyama Soya Seba Foods (Z) Limited
4. Alcoholic Beverages Mosi Lager Zambian Breweries
5. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Instant Thobwa Seba Foods (Z) Limited
6. Starch Products Instant Thobwa Seba Foods (Z) Limited
7. Meat and Fish Products Zambeef Zambeef Products Plc
8. Clothing and Footwear Products Bata Zambia Batashoe
9. Plastic Products Nampak Nampak (Z) Limited
10. Agricultural Inputs Zamseed Zamseed Limited
11. Building Products Mphamvu/Chilanga Cement Lafarge (Z) Limited
12. Metal Fabrication and Electrical Products ZAMEFA Copperwire ZAMEFA
13. Gemstone Products Jewel of Africa Jewel of Africa

The gala also presented a number of Manufacturer’s Awards in various categories. The winners in each category were as follows:

# Award Winning Company
1. Manufacturer of the Year 2018 Roland Imperial Tobacco (Z) Limited
2. SME Manufacturer of the Year 2018 Sunsweet Beverages (Z) Limited
3. Sponsor of the Year 2018 Tradekings (Z) Limited
4. Exhibitor of the Year 2018 Tradekings (Z) Limited

Ambassador of the Year 2018

Mr. Rueben GS -Strongpak(Z) Limited
6. Sector Representative of the Year 2018 Mr. Ezekiel Sekele – Zambian Breweries Plc
7. Lifetime Contribution Award 2018 Mr. Naresh Gohill – Dolphin Containers
8. Most Innovative Product of the Year 2018 Anti-Mosquito Paint – Kansai Plascon

ZAM and CUTS International take to this opportunity to thank the general public for responding to the call to vote for their favorite local brands. The organizations are confident that going forward, the Zambian Consumer Gold Star Awards will grow from strength to strength, foster organic competition between local firms to win the loyalty of the Zambian people, and serve to strengthen the visibility of local brands on the Zambian market. The Consumer Gold Star Awards have created the first ever Zambian platform where consumers and Zambian manufacturers meet we therefore urge the general public to continue in the spirit of the Proudly Zambian Campaign and “think local first! Buy Zambian, Build Zambia!”

For more information contact:
Ms. Chenai Mukumba, Centre Coordinator, Consumer Unity and Trust Society at 097 8055293 or
Ms. Chipego Zulu, Chief Executive Officer, ZAM at 0965787338 or