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4 provinces in Zambia have a lot of goats which can be slaughtered and sold to the Middle East-President Sata

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President Michael Sata

President Michael Sata has directed newly appointed deputy minister of agriculture in charge of animal husbandry Luxon Kazabu to carry a stock of the number of animals such as goats in the Eastern, Western, Southern and North-Western provinces.

President Sata said that the 4 provinces have a lot of goats which can be slaughtered and sold to the Middle East where there is demand for goat meat. The President said that there are a lot of countries especially in the Middle East that have shown interest to start importing livestock such as goats from Zambia.

President Sata notes that Mr. Kazabu should take time to make the people of southern province understand what government policies are on the country’s agriculture sector especially how they can work with the government in finding a market for the meat products.

Mr. Sata directed Mr. Kazabu to urgently take an audit of the number of livestock across the country so that Zambia enters into joint meat commissions with other countries.

Mr Sata also claimed that the opposition has dented the image of the government because of the bad things that some political parties have continued to tell the people in the area diverting their attention from things of national important.

President Sata was speaking at statehouse this morning when he swore-in Mr. Kazabu.

And President Michael Sata has directed the Ministry of Works, Supply, and Transport to work out modalities on the construction of rural roads, which are cost effective and suitable for chiefdoms.

Mr. Sata said that he is keen to ensure that rural roads receive attention as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, President Sata has urged traditional leaders to give land to genuine investors. Mr. Sata said this was because some chiefs have been allergic to land development and mineral prospecting for more than one hundred years.

The President said this in a speech read for him by Vice President Guy Scott at the official opening of the House of Chiefs in Lusaka on Wednesday.

And House of Chiefs Chairperson Chief Madzimawi says traditional leaders should be involved in formulating proposals on the construction of rural roads in chiefdoms.

ZNBC

124 COMMENTS

    • you got to be serious man.. that is why u are suffering now, coz you think higher… come on get down and see how rich u will become in selling goats… even in TZ they need them

  1. Aah aah aah! Mbuzi? Mwayamba kupenda mbuzi manje? By the way, those mbuzi are not wild, they are already owned by someone! Ati tiyambe kugulisa soup ya mbuzi ku Arabia. Mr Kazabu, please also count the dogs so that we sell to China.

  2. Kazabu, the people of Barotse will kill you if you pop your nose there. As for SP, the Tongas know how to sustain themselves without UKWA’s intervention. Check at chitulika village instead.

  3. Most probably lifted from Cabinet draft discussion memos prepared by RB’s Think Tanks.

  4. Boss you think you will just slaughter the goats and throw the meat on an Air Emirates flight to Dubai. Now you wasting your minister’s time there giving fooli$h orders. you want him to carry out a head count on goats.

  5. YOU CHAPS, SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH EXPORTING LIVESTOCK? BOTSWANA EXPORTS BEEF TO THE EU, BRAZIL EXPORTS CHICKENS TO DRC, ANGOLA ETC

    • You have understanding that the others don’t have.

      They can’t see that there is a business opportunity for livestock owners. I think it is a consumer mentality that the ones condemning the President have here.

      For your information, people sell kapenta in the UK, as well as ifishimu or vinkhubala. They also sell ilanda, mtambe or mfusha.

  6. This kind of thinking explains why the goat counting does not include Muchinga, Norhtern and Luapula.

  7. This man enjoys appointing. Makes him feel great. Very soon he will be appointing primary school heads, village headmen. 

  8. Mr President! Risen beyond his qualifications. Sata there is no way you can export slaughters animals to the middle east. They eat only halal and kosher. They only buy live animals. And by the way, what is the nonsense about minerals. Isn’t it the foreigners who prospect for them?

  9. You stupid and dull bloggers, the world trades in anything starting from frogs, snakes etc. What is wrong with exporting goats meat? You are so myopic that’s why this country remains poor coz it is full of such shit. You want to export the Gold that you dont have??? No wonder you are still beggers….malabishi..Think beyond politics *****s

    • Tell them. My observation is there’s alot of people in zambia who are so bitter sata won than anytime he opens his mouth, they condemn regardless of what comes out. Remember the chirundu siavonga issues, I thot there were planned protests in southern province, what happenedd? they realised its for the good of the same chaps in those little districts now they are just quiet. Think b4 u blog and condemn everything. good point lady J, at least someone out there thinks. Diversification means everything…not just soya in addition to maize and copper! even frogs if u can catch enough. If owners of mbuzi can get more dollars for their mbuzi than just 120 pin at mwanamainda, isnt that surely better?

    • Our Presido is thinking outside the box not these morons who just condem anything and everything.

    • Lets give credit where its due mwebantu. Nice thinking ba presido. Just that statement will surely change some of us and before you all realise we will be way richer than you guys.

  10. #11 Umwina Zambia
    Yes, you are right but those countries you have mentioned do it commercially on a very large scale, when you enter the international export market there are set standards to adhere to achieve a level on consistency in your product. In Australia the cattle farms are the size of small town, you need two helicopters to just round-up your cattle in the fields..  

    • Why can’t we improve on what the President is saying? He has made the first move, and made some people wake out of slumber and sit up. It is up to those who have livestock to take the chance or leave it to someone from another country who will come and invest in Mbuzi, and start exporting to the Middle East. After that, we the Zambians will go and queue up for jobs to be cleaners, accountants, security guards, and so on and so forth… Ifyashala kuntu mwalundapo mwebene.

    • 20.1 GUNDIX

      Yes, this may be Sata’s way to stimulate debate on this issue, but let’s not forget that he is the President and not a clueless opposition leader hence should be more articulate than that; this is subsistence farmers he is talking about here in those provinces…he should know that in order to export to those parts of the world meat has to slaughtered in accordance to strict Halal Standards…that’s before I even touch the subject of meat produce refrigeration, health and safety standards, freight etc.

    • Jay jay – just go to Portugal and see how grapes are collected from subsistence farmers to make wine sold on international markets. Botswana export beef to EU but for certain all that is not rounded up using helicopters. Just because Australia does it does not mean we have to do it that way. By the way the President doesnt have to be an expert for everything

  11. Mwinazambia education thes dull people.No wonder this country will find it difficult to develop.I agree with you botswana is a shinning example.

  12. Is this the master plan to eliminate poverty and put more money in people’s pockets?!  What a joke!  The first thing that Sata did was to scrap the Livestock Ministry and trash all the plans for Zambia besting Botswana in the beef sector.  Of course he did that because his supporters are not from the four affected provinces and the only thing Bembas know is to kill the “nyama” and not care about animal husbandry.  

    Mr I.d.i.o.t in Sata House, killing all the goats will not create employment.  This is a one-off act that will bring in small money.  You need to grow the livestock sector before you can harvest the surplus animals.

  13. The president is talking about countries that are ready to form joint commission to develop livestock (especially goats) husbandry in Zambia and all some danderhead can see is slaughtering all goats and having none. Another nincompoop states that in the case of Australia cattle is done at large scale! Did Australia suddenly begin large scale or they had small scale farms in suitable area which were identified and then developed? Learn to think beyond partisan lines! Fyola!

  14. *****s don’t jst oppose, try and see wat the head of state is saying.Help farmers through Market exploration in the area of livestock.Y behave like mr press conference(HH) opposing everything,and 2day he wants 2 blame the head of state 4 the people who died in mpulungu.

  15. Crazy Zedians with their crazy myopic mentality.Too crazy to think beyond their noses.The presidents advice is timely.His suggestion might not work in the short run but once a deliberate policy is put in the place goat export might end up earning us some good forex in the future.Let us learn how to think rationary before you put your fingers on that keyboard.High time pipo became objective.

  16. what is more worrying is that there people who agree with Ukwa! There is a difference between subsistence and commercial animal husbandry. The goats in question are used by rural families for their own needs and may not be of the quality required to export. If it was that easy, then why havent countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda which are closer to the Middle East not taken advantage of the alleged demand for goat meat?

  17. Please don’t take away my business from me. I sell very tasty goat-meat soup. Lip-smacking when you add chilli. I also recommend roasted testicles. Works better than enzoy or viagra.

  18. But some bloggers are so premitive and behind.Whats wrong with exporting goat meat?Hahaha…….think b4 u expose your foolishness.Dont u knw that some countries export frog and snake meat?Think beyond politics u premitive pipo!

  19. Sub level thinking from our head of state and Zambians deserve this kind of oxymoron leadership. Let us assume that there are 4 Million goats in the 4 Provinces, how many of these can meet export standard? To slaughter X amount of goats requires Y amount of labour, and therefore how many jobs are creating? Are these jobs sustainable? Lastly, who is the economic adviser to the President?

    • Dear Positive Out Come there is no need to slaughter the goats here remember the Arabs love halal so they will have to do the slaughter themselves.

  20. #12. ZAMBIANS ARE SO UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW GOT MEAT SELL ALL OVER THE WORLD. EVEN HERE IN THE UK GOAT MEAT SELLS MORE THAN BEEF. THE MAN IS SEARCHING FOR MARKETS FOR POOR FARMER HOPELESS AND IGNORANT CHAPS ARE LAUGHING. WHAT DO YOU WANT VILLAGERS TO EXPORT ANYWAY? DRILL HAMMERS?

  21. Be positive about issues. Economist will tell you that, there four stages to economic development. The Asian tigers used this theory and have achieved great economic success. All success begins with small steps in the right direction. If indeed the market is there for goat meat, wouldn’t one embrace it as a blessing? Goat rearing is not at all costly and rural households can afford this without the awesome burden of looking for loans that come with prohibitive interest rates. Lets look at every pronouncement meant objectively, in that way, we can then offer constructive contributions to the programme. I believe any programme that helps the rural masses achieve economic empowerment should be encouraged and supported by all.

  22. He is in short encouraging farmers to consider going into goat farming on a larger scale.The man is a true visionary.Mwaumfwa imwe ba mukuta ?

  23. #18. YOU ARE SPOT ON. ZAMBIANS ARE DOWNRIGHT DULL. SOMETIMES I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW DULL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE INCLUDING MOST OF THE HIGHLY EDUCATED MEN AND WOMEN WITH QUALIFICATIONS RANGING FRON 1st DEGREE, MASTERS AND PhDs. SOME OF THEM HAVE EVEN BEEN PROMOTED AS PROFESSORS. ITS A SHAME TO HAVE A POPULATION FULL OF DUNDERHEADS.

  24. Finally we have got the much awaited economic plan from Ukwa which will create 1 million jobs.  Zambia you are really in trouble. 
    The macroeconomic miracle we have been waiting for.  I assume those goats do not belong to anyone. The will be slaughtered and sent to the middle east.  The goats have to be transported live as one person put it rightly they have to be slaughtered in the middle east. How much does it cost to transport livestock for export from an inland country like Zambia?  Ethiopia and Sudan are the largest exporter of goats to the middle east because of location advantage as sea transport is cheap.

    God bless Zambia

  25. After the livestock count, Unkwa will release that in the eyes of a 70 yrs old man  1000 goats look too much and a good business for export.

    • 1000 goats is in Lusaka alone, and I don’t mean Lusaka province, I mean just Kamwala and Chibolya…

  26. #20. THERES ALWAYS THE STARTING POINT. ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY. AUSTRALIA STARTED FROM SOMEWHERE. IN THIS CASE THE PRESIDENT HAS SOURCED GOATS MEAT MARKET FOR THE PEASANTS. AND THE MINISTRY CONCERNED WITH STANDARDS WILL KNOW HOW TO SLOTTER AND PACKAGE THE MEAT. ITS NOT SATA’S JOB. HE HAS SOURCED THE MARKET-FINITO. LET THE TRADITIONAL FARMERS THEMSELVES COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DEAL. NOT YOU ABROAD WHO CAN’T EVEN AFFORD ORGANIC MEAT THEREFORE CHOOSE TO FEED ON RUBBISH.

  27. It amazes me how many people seem to know more about what the President has in mind and what he wanted to say than the President himself. 

    It also amazes me to think that if you want to develop a competitive goat export business that a census of village goats is the best place to start. 

    • You should change your name to chump!! There is no commercial goat industry in Zambia. Only starting point is the rural population. Solution is to start forming cooperatives

  28. President Sata has a great point, look at all the 1/10 full glass Zambians laughing at him trying to encourage dversification of our exports. It is the ministers that should have been birthing these ideas. I am changing my thought process as well. Growing my brain and mind, remember people imagination is the womb of progress and prosperity.

  29. You know what, people. The president has hit the nail on the head on this one. Count all the goats in the country, design a unit price in US Dollar x Qty = Total Income that can be received as forex. Export the goats, pay the farmers = they can send their kids to schools, buy new goats and improve their livelihood. I hope the new mInister takes this seriously. Excellence Mr President. In addition to that Mr President, let us not pour more resources into livestock research, we know enough since 1964, let increase our herds country wide by supporting all livestock farmers in the country with better subsidies on livestock medicines, tratcors, ploughs, barbed wires – these things are too expensive and we need to make them affordable for our rural farmers through subsidies and import tax waiver

  30. I AM PRETTY SURE MOST OF THE BLOGGERS DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT INDIA HAS ALSO ASK ZAMBIA TO PROVIDE GOAT SKIN FOR THE CAR SEATS. THIS COMPLEMENTS THE MASS SLAUGHTER OF GOATS WHICH WILL PROVIDE MEAT TO THE FAR EAST AND ON THE OTHER HAND PROVIDE HIDE TO THE CAR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN INDIA. SO, WHATS YOUR PROBLEM YOU DANDERHEAD ZAMBIANS. THINK LIKE THE TSWANAS YOU CHAPS.

  31. To posters above read this then comment: Mr. Sata directed Mr. Kazabu to urgently take an audit of the number of livestock across the country so that Zambia enters into joint meat commissions with other countries.

  32. If this works, I will eat goat testicles just to see the look on the faces of those who did not believe it would work.

  33. By the way…. not to spoil the party or anything, but foot and mouth disease is endemic in Zambia (the main reason we can’t export much beef) and affects goats too! 

  34. Folks, people are already selling goat meat to the middle East from Zambia. Kenyans go and camp in Zambia for months…just stocking up on goat meat. They then export it through Nairobi to the mid East were demand is endless and money is no issue. And they are helped by Zambians. The president may have said it in a manner you don’t like but goat meat is good business. It can create sustainable jobs and wealth for our subsistence goat headers. MCS has seen the potential. You can realize it as an individual or as usual just keep observing while foreigners mint the gold from the goats or even better wait for the government to build huge commercial farms for you to boast about. Our generation is really bad at business.

  35. No 41

    Its takes more than counting village goats to become a competitive goat exporting country.

    I rest my case

  36. You cant export what you dont have. If Zambia has an abundance of goats, Animal husbandry should be focussing on how to get full commercial value from these. But most bloggers here think they are very clever by laughing at the suggestion yet they are actually dumb. When Kavindele suggested the construction of cities where Euroepan penisoners could come and soak up the sun during their harsh winter everybody burst out laughing. Sun City in South Africa does just that and earns the country millions in forex. Lets be analytical rather than crtical

  37. # 13 Umwina Zambia, # 18, 34 and 42. Exporting goat is viable and good business to countries with the demand such as middle east. However, export business has/will never be realised with strategical approach muted by Mr Sata. Mr Sata begins by saying only four provinces have enough goats for meat for export. That in itself is a set back as some one has said, the goat meat will need to be supplied constantly as per terms trade and agreement. Standards have to be met for exporting goat meat. Without going into specifications Mr Sata states issues off the charade without due deligence.

  38. Sata is right, let the minister delegate a head count of all livestoke, that can not be wrong, but very helpfull.
    Even if Sata instructed the minister to look at exporting frogs to france, nothing wrong with that.
    Atleast he is looking at indiginous ideas unlike MMD who only wanted to sell and get expats for everything.

  39. @41 The Engineer, so we just sit satisfied with the excuse that we’re not in a competitive position as country? Zambeef as a company exports beef to West Africa, even if we’re not competitive in beef trading as a nation. Its the president’s job to think of the country first. For a citizen, its the self first. What does it take for oneself to compete? Here is a true scenario. Kenyan and Tanzanian trucks make regular deliveries of things like soap products, and other things coming through their ports to the CB and DRC. They don’t want their trucks going back empty. Somalians and Senegalese load those trucks with live goats, cattle, timber and artifacts bought cheaply from unsuspecting subsistence level Zambians. Why shouldn’t it be our relatives working with these truckers?

  40. i can see that poverty is a disease which make poeple not even think the president has spoken people have to take advantage to ask the govt provide things like dipping dam for animals at international standard not this attack most of commenting you no idea how animals are kept butter shut it up. all this idea ukwa is talking about you realise when is to late

  41. Zambia as a country hasn’t got goats of its own. Zambians own these goats and govrnment has never assisted goat owners in ensuring animals are vaccinated and diesease free. Owners sell them or consume meat as and when need arises. To make such a statement is taking goat owners for granted that govt would exploit them as they do with maize farmers by offering them little money for their goats. That is un workable according to PF agriculture strategy. May be Guy Scott based on pig gate scandle is lecturing Mr Sata over export of goat meat. The first objective PF need to look at is to reate a national strategy such as that of cattle management. Zambeef has this strategy hence, its able to export beef. In this scheme work with goat small farmers, offer them good prices to encourage many.

  42. what do you expect from a country with 55% (majority) population with non-agricultural, but trader’s mind. All they see is quick money. The president should not be talking about selling the products before he plants and harvests it. If there is a good market for goat meat out there and Zambia has the potential to provide the product, then its time to improve the agricultural sector and produce a good product before we sell it. The agricultural sector in Zambia is in bad shape, and some blogger are talking about Botswana exporting beef, Its because their house is in order

  43. your father will never be president.
    y oways critical ?bulwelee?
    if you’re jealous of successful pipo ,lobe coz no matter what / your father will never be !
    your father was born a popa and will die a popa together with you ! popas !

  44. 20.1 GUNDIX

    Yes, this may be Sata’s way to stimulate debate on this issue, but let’s not forget that he is the President and not a clueless opposition leader hence should be more articulate than that; this is subsistence farmers he is talking about here in those provinces…he should know that in order to export to those parts of the world meat has to slaughtered in accordance to strict Halal Standards…that’s before I even touch the subject of commercial meat produce refrigeration, health and safety standards, freight etc….

    • Add to that transportation from remote rural villages in Zambia to a place where the meat or the animals can be collected to be transported to the middle east.

  45. Ubututu pa Zambia. To put it in stupid simple language, the president is saying there is market demand for goat meat in the Middle East, therefor we as a country with lots of goats we can grab this great opportunity and begin selling goat and earn forex for our great country. Previous heads of state focused only on exporting copper, making Zambia a disastrous one commodity economy. Now this is incredibly stupid. Now someone is saying we can also grab forex by selling goats, they turn it into a joke. Like someone said above almost everything has a market. The secret is to identify that market and then at sputnik speed enter and get out of that market with fistfuls of ichidunku before your competitors. Now that’s smart. Sata is smarter than all the previous heads of state put together.

  46. Is that the way you formulate government policy? How can you sell goats to people in the middle east when you can’t even feed yourselves? Zambians suffer from chronic hunger. The majority of the people in this country don’t even know where their next meal will come from. Stop hallucinating iwe chi mudala. Did someone check your head before you relocated to the State House?

  47. Great idea Mr. President! I side with you on this one. This thinking is in the right direction indeed. It only needs refining. If Sata wants a revolution in Zambia, just get in touch with me I’ll unfold all to him. Briefly, though, it is to get every Zambian minister to act and think business (only the legal kind but original) and then propound that idealogy to the grassroots as a lifestyle and mindset.

  48. You can now see the clueless nature of the lunatic you voted for president. You bet he is thinkng of consuming a lot of the goat meat himself under the ellusion that the libido of kambelele will give him back his manhood Dr Desai of Bombay castrated.

  49. Economics i very simple. If goats were in abundance in Zambia as your president thinks, a market for goats would have been created. Its the simple laws of economics. The reality is that Zambia does not have enough goats in abundance for export. How many have you have seen thousands of goats in Zambia? Who owns them? The reality is these goats are individual goats for consumption. Tell me of any scarcity resource which is laying in abundance somewhere which is not being exploited?  The reason why the so called developed countries are developed is because they do not try to fight the laws of nature. Thats is why there is a correlation between development and levels of education.This Mpikaeconomics simply can not develop Zambia. 

  50. Can you imagine a villager seating in his hut and has 20 goats..  some guy arrives and says we have come to count your goats because we need to kill them and sell the meat to the middle east.

    Violets the rules of Property Rights.

  51. Mpikaeconomics…. the guy should be given a PhD and nominated for Noble Peace prize in economics   

  52. Ethiopia,Somalia and Eritrea are the foremost livestock exporters to the middle east.Goat, sheep and other livestock exports to the middle eastern states is big business due to the desert conditions that won’t allow animal husbandry there.

  53. It is obviously true that there are many countries, not essentially different either in the degree of security which they afford property, or in the moral and religious instruction received by the people, which yet, with nearly equal natural capabilities, make a very different progress in wealth

    Thomas Malthus

  54. The man is essentially well meaning but he lacks panache and analytical thought. I am now prepared for another five years of missed opportunity for Zambia.

  55. Hahahaha this is hilarious, your and the PF at work. Now instructing the minister of goats to count the goats we have in zambia and start selling them. This is leadership at its cheapest. Talk about real investment please. People dont have jobs and you are asking the minister to start selling goats. People lets get serious but its PF more money in peoples pockets after 90 days now they are working. This is serious business people.

  56. I cant agree more with most well meaning bloggers,opening up international markets is the key here,if chickens can be exported,whats wrong with goats?Lets think outside the box Zambians or we will continue suffering.

  57. Why can’t this goof talk about goats from Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces? Typical of kolwestans, when told about good governance they use their biggest investments;- big mouths. Lets vote wisely come 2016. No more of these sweet talkers!

  58. This is really interesting from Mpikanomics scholar,the first question Ukwa must ask himself is ,how many Zambians eat meat on daily basis?What is the rate of protein deficiency malnutrition in the country?Zambia has one of the highest PCM rates in the world and consumes far less protein compared to most countries.Ask your dull health minister.The market in other words for goat meat is right there in Zambia but locals can’t afford it and sometimes you can’t even find goat meat easily meaning the supply isn’t that great locally therefore can not sustain international export market.Bwana Ukwa just tell your people in Muchinga,Northern and Luapula to get busy with productive farming than just drinking Katata stop eyeing goats from the Tonga land, NWP ,WP CP thats their status symbol.

  59. continued from 77,like you and your seven guns and uncounted children all over the country.Why cant you count your children first .Tell exactly how many children you have.Hope you are not just interested in the dead goats testicles to enhance some performance. Mpezeni please supply your client with the concoctionor else the goats will be in real trouble!

  60. Interesting, i think will be difficult to export village goeats cause no proper health standards etc. But a good idea, maybee they should modify and refine that idea. At local level i say goats should stay in zed to reduce malnutrition, likewise for all produce. Food is not a joke you people, its the next thing down from oil, its a very big issue internationally. Stop this mentality of just exporting anything.

  61. Hallo thre,
    iam a goat farmer and would like to export goat meat. Now what is the procedure. I need to take advantage of this good news.

  62. We also need to find ways of exporting the cashew nuts falling off the trees in Western province. They are in demand and damn expensive in the GCC countries. Am sure Ukwa meant well though can be seen from a number of bloggers that this has been taken out of context. Ukwa is looking at finding markets for our small scale and subsistence farmers instead of always looking for infestors to bring money into your economy.We shouldn’t restrict our small scale farmers to Chibolya abbatoir markets or Soup Ya Mbuzi joints only.
    For your own info, you find goat meat (from Kenya, Sudan, Pakistani, India), pork sausages (Yes, you heard me right, Pork!!, from Kenya), maize meal (Iwisa, from RSA) in GCC supermarkets. These are in high demand and damn expensive.

  63. ZAMBIA HAS NOT GOT ENOUGH GOATS, SHEEP AND CATTLE TO START EXPORTING. WE HAVE FAILED TO SATISFY LOCAL MARKET. IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME SOMEONE TO FIND 100 GOATS TO SELL AT KASUMBALESA WHERE ONE GOAT FETCHES AS MUCH AS K700 000. 

  64. The whole process must start with the improvement of breeding by funding our ZIAH in Mazabuka and supporting such projects like one in Batoka, Choma. This really explains why this country cannot advance under this regime, because there no plan. Everything is off cuff. Sorry for people like Sichinga who are now lost.

  65. Countrymen, it is ano interesting proposition by HEMCS which the technocrats should develop. Hope this will now not just open up endless study tours, workshops and seminars just to draft a goat export marketing strategy

  66. Sata is the worst dunderhead to ever step on planet earth…Barotseland is our Country full stop which stock taking…usikubahahulu

  67. The president is not a technocrat with regards to agriculture. What he has done is planted a seed for the Agricultural minister to nurture. The gist of his message is there is an opportunity and we need to get our house in order to exploit it. Every country conducts a livestock census on all animals within the country and with no current commercial goat industry in Zambia, census of the rural stock is only place to start. From there we can now start looking at the fitness traits of the animals in Zambia and establish a good breeding stock. In my humble opinion, this industry should be cooperative based as opposed to having a few large commercial farmers as players. It is the only way that the benefits of this industry will be truly felt by the several small players who will be able to part

  68. For yr information zambian charcoal is fetchin as high as $80 in nairobi. This is a bag you buy here in zed for 15000 kwacha.

  69. Mr. Prezido zambia does not even have enough goat due to lacky of enough medicine for the farmers to treat their animals the little they have dont qualify for international export.Before we start thinking of sluaghtering and selling to middle east let us improve our livestock so that it will be on a long term bases remember this should not be one off transation.Botswana has invested in it livestock industry it was not just a directive from the head of state through the minister but it was well planned. thanx

  70. This is why RB formed the ministry of Livestock, the man had a vision. Kazabu is now Deputy minister meaning that the ministry of Agriculture now has 3 deputy minister….. i think that the PF government is much bigger than the MMD governments… how do you have 3 deputy minsters in one ministry? 

  71. Its comforting to note many Zambians can’t buy ‘Goat Export’ PF agriculture strategy to stimulate employment and economic growth in Zambia. However, The Engineer (Australia) has ablely lectured Zambians the source of ‘goat export’ complex microeconomics muted by Sata. Some Zambians still believe the goat export mantra with all its obvious fallacy arguments. Where are Sata’s economic advisors? Talk about fish from Luapula, Kafue, Zambezi, Luangwa and lake mwelu for export or just maize/meal to DRC not to mention other starving nations in Africa. Export market exist and all is needed is to harness it. Goat meat! Be real Sata.

  72. Do these guys ever hold cabinet meetings to plan and provide policy direction?. You cant instruct a minister to undertake such an important technical exercise in the press… Education is power…This goat export business sounds ridiculous but on the flip side it makes a bit of some sense. What matters is the calibre of people to implement and direct these programmes. If you have illiterate cadres as Directors, Permanent Secretaries, etc as implementers, then failure will surely be the end result…

  73. The president may have a good point but the article is not devod of confusion. It is not clear whether Zambia is going to export live goats or slaughtered ones. In one sentence the president is reported to say that countries in the Middle East can be sold goat meat. In the next it stated that he says countries in the Middle East are interested in importing Zambian goats. Which is which? On the whole, the minister must ensure that the experts help farmers with the best methods of rearing goats in order for the country to have healthy animals that will fetch higher prices.

  74. A renowned Croatian electronics engineer once said it takes days for an Engineer to install an ATM but just hours for a Technician to do the same. The Engineer will spend time thinking about the waste case scenario even when other people employed to do that have already done so at design stage. The technician goes through the process mechanically using methods that he has been told work, and will consult the Engineer if he meets some new problem. The bottom line is ATM gets installed in both cases provided, neither gives up because of failure to solve the problems.

  75. I thought Sata should have studied why his predecessors had a big cabinet. Instead he rushed into down sizing and now slowly he is increasing the cabinet. Think before you act Mr PRESIDO.

  76. Nothing wrong with exporting goats to countries which make use of the products than we do.Though I am not keen on them I must say that curry goat and goat cheese are simply tasty!

  77. ba fiikala kwena mwaliba dull,surely you can’t see sense in what the president is saying.he is not saying that all the goats will be killed no. all wants to see is that all poooooooooooor tongas see the benefits of keeping goats and that they move from small scale farmers to commercial farmers since they have serious customers.,

  78. Talk about stupidity!! Middle east is majority Muslim!!! Therefore they require halal meat! Which means a Muslim needs to slaughter the animal! So! Will you only employ muslims?

  79. ***** – feed the middleeast is this a joke or what?????
    UTH has no food, schools have no food, process the meat and feed your own people. What kind of man is this Zambian president? Total foolishness…!!!! The Africans are growing big feet ka!! Feed who? You have Ethiopians dying in African and you want to send food to the middleast? Awe mwandi…!

  80. Talk Bio-security!! One cannot just transport dead animals to another country just like that – barking mad!!! In Zambia we cannot transport animals from Southern province to Northern province – even a child knows that – the man is foolish

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