The Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) under the provision of section 21(1) and (2) of the CEEC Act No 9 of 2006 is undertaking activities that will lead to increased investment opportunities for the targeted citizens, including other measure, to identify, propose and gazette areas of commerce, trade and industry to be reserved for investments by the targeted citizens, citizen influenced, empowered and owned companies. Following the recommendations to Cabinet by CEEC through the ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI), His Excellence, the President of the republic of Zambia, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, signed the statutory instrument (SI) No1 of 2017.
The SI stipulates among other things, that the sale of live bird in a market or any other place designated under the written law is reserved for the targeted citizen, citizen influenced companies, citizen empowered companies and citizen owned companies. A compliance committee has since been set up to ensure that implementation of the SI becomes a reality. A number of measures have been proposed that will effectively culminate into a proper enforcement of this piece of regulation. Some of the interventions include farmer and trader registration etc. The communication has been made to PAZ by the Citizen Economic Empowerment to make it mandatory for anyone trading in poultry to be belong to the Poultry Association of Zambia. This is aimed at making it easier to implement the poultry reservation scheme. Members and current non-members of the Poultry Association of Zambia are being encouraged to visit the secretariat or district chapter to have their names registered with the association. The law has made it mandatory for anyone trading in poultry to be a member of the association