Gender and Women Development Minister Sarah Sayifwanda has encouraged people in Northwestern Province to diversify in agricultural activities in order to meet the growing demand for food in the Province.
Mrs. Sayifwanda said Northwestern Province has a conducive environment and abundant perennial rivers to promote agricultural production.
She said the province should enhance food production at household level in order to have food sufficiency.
The Minister was speaking in Solwezi yesterday during the induction service for United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Reverend David Mujumila at Trinity Church.
Mrs. Sayifwanda who commended the Church for having a woman Bishop Sylva Mukuka said government attaches great importance to churches and Reverends because they are a source of inspiration and encouragement in times of challenges.
She explained that churches play a vital role in development and maintaining peace in the country.
Speaking at the same function, Bishop Mukuka said Trinity congregation in Solwezi was the backbone to the entire Presbytery that needed a hard working Minister.