Government has given a go ahead for the setting up of tax free zones in Nakonde and Mpulungu districts in the Northern Province.
Provincial Permanent Secretary Mwalimu Simfukwe disclosed the development during a conducted tour of Kalungwishi Sugar Estate in Kasama recently.
And the PS further said that Zambia has the potential to export to most of Africa adding tat this can only be realized if production or enhancing of available resources is improved.
And speaking during the same occasion, Director for Kalungwishi Sugar Estate, Navit Patel appealed to Government to help stabilize electricity in the province.
Mr. Patel said the intermittent power supply was negatively affecting the operations of the only sugar industry in the province.
He however thanked the government for its continued support which has enabled the company to expand its production.
Kalungwishi Sugar Estate which has been in existence for the past 10 years has increased its production capacity to 300,000 tons of sugar per annum.