President Hakainde Hichilema has concluded his five-day tour of the Copperbelt with a pledge to improve the region’s agriculture and infrastructure development.
President Hichilema said when he addressed a meeting in Lufwanyama on Thursday that it was disappointing that despite the remote town having good soils ,agriculture had not been developed to acceptable levels.
“This area has good soils, it is supposed to be the bread basket of the country. My government is committed to supporting farmers with inputs and irrigation facilities to boost farmers contributions to the country’s economy,” he said.
He also said his government was looking on upgrading the Kalengwa road to link the town to Kasempa in North Western province and Mumbwa and Kaoma in Central and Western provinces.
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The President declared that this year would be dedicated to engaging the grassroots and party support as well as use the engagement to get their economic and social needs.
In addition, he urged locals in Lufwanyama to get emerald mining licenses thus participating in the country’s mining value chain.
Addressing Kalulushi residents later in the day,President Hichilema assured residents that lack of employment and challenges facing residents would soon be lessened as he unlocks the mining sector.
“Chambishi Metals has been on care and maintenance for a long time, soon we are resolving issues hindering progress,” he said.
The President concluded the Copperbelt marathon by addressing residents in Chililabombwe where he assured them the issues pertaining to Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) would reach a ‘logical conclusion.’
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