President Edgar Lungu has disclosed that solar powered hammer mills to be set up in the 10 Provinces have been bought and will soon be delivered to various districts.
President Lungu says Government is working with the Zambia Cooperative Federation -ZCF- to set up solar powered hammer mills in order to address the price of mealie meal in the country.
He said government is working with ZCF because it recognizes the importance of a strong cooperative movement which will help restore many challenges that people in the agriculture sector are facing.
The Head of State was speaking in a speech read for him by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda in Lusaka last evening at the fundraising dinner for the Kulamba traditional ceremony of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
President Lungu also disclosed that government has sourced a 50 million United States dollar loan to address the problem that people in the aqua culture sector are facing.
And Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi called for unity and co-existence among all the tribes in Zambia
Speaking through his representative Chiganga Phiri, Kalonga said peace is a catalyst for national development adding that he looks forward to welcoming people in Katete for this Month’s Kulamba Traditional Ceremony.
And the Chewa heritage foundation Zambia Chapter Chairman James Chirwa says the fundraising dinner will allow the people to raise financial resources needed to host this year Kulamba a traditional ceremony.