The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability (ZAPD) is still scouting for about K15 billion to start revamping its farms in various parts of the country.
The main farms that need revamping are Kangonda and Kambowa on the Copperbelt, Mitutukuko in North Western , Mimofa in Lusaka and Linda in Southern Province .
Others are Kazembe and Mushota in Luapula, Chitonkene in North Western Province Masaiti and Sisenge on the Copperbelt.
ZAPD Acting Director General Charles Mwape told ZANIS in an interview that there was need for other stakeholders to come on board and assist the agency in raising the required money.
Dr. Mwape said ZAPD has for long time now been appealing to other stakeholders but none has come on board to assist the agency .
He said government and ZAPD alone cannot manage to raise the required money hence the need for partnership with other stakeholders.
The ZAPD Acting Director said once ZAPD is assisted with the required money the agency would ensure that the money was used for the intended purpose.
Dr. Mwape observed that once the farms are revamped more employment would be created among people that live near the farms.
He said it was for this reason that ZAPD wants the farms to be revamped so that they can empower the unemployment.