Muchinga Province poised for success

PRESIDENT Lungu meets contractors during his tour of development projects in Chinsali, Muchinga Province, yesterday. In the background is the provincial headquarters under construction. PICTURE: EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE.

ESTHER MSETEKA, Mpika
MUCHINGA Province permanent secretary Bright Nundwe says with the influx of both local and foreign investors exploring the area, especially in the agriculture sector, there is no doubt that the province is poised to become an agriculture hub of the country.
To this effect, Mr Nundwe has advised farmers in the area to prudently use the K17 million that Government has released to engage in serious farming activities if they are to positively contribute to the economic recovery process of this country.
In an interview on Tuesday, Mr Nundwe said Muchinga Province receives excellent rainfall pattern every year, hence the need for the Ministry of Agriculture to shift a lot of farming activities to the area.
“Muchinga Province is growing at a fast rate. Currently, there is an influx of people coming to this area. We have seen investors coming from Italy, Israel, India and Sudan to explore areas of their investment interest in the province.
“The vision for our province is we want to reach the apex of development and claim the status of a [food basket] for the country,” Mr Nundwe said.
Meanwhile, Mr Nundwe said Luwo dam is being constructed at a cost of K48 million, with a view to providing clean water in the area.
He however cautioned Chambeshi Water Company to expedite the works so as to enable people access the services.
“The dam now is about 92 percent complete, and once complete, the dam will provide water to the town and Robert Makasa University,” he said.

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