Mr. Banda says Kabwe is a major agricultural district through its production of
maize, tobacco and cotton which it supplies for various industrial and manufacturing activities.
He says government is aiming at reviving the economic base of the district whose
bottomÂ line is job creation for its people.
He said government has a vision of uplifting standards of living through poverty
reduction among the people in the district which had over the years been regarded as
a ghost town.
He said this during the luncheon with Kabwe Chamber of Commerce and Industry in
Kabwe this afternoon.
Earlier, Mr. Banda toured industries that included mines and Lusemfwa Hydroelectric
power station among others.
KCCI Chairman Mr. Wilfred Wonani urged politicians to desist from using unpalatable
language because it scares away investors.
Mr. Wonani said the chamber is ready to work with the government of the day and the
civic leaders to ensure that economic activities are revived in the district.