overnment says the four milling plants that have been procured from China will be arriving in the country, soon.
Agriculture and livestock Minister Given Lubinda says government has received information that the milling plants have been loaded and will be arriving in the country in a month’s time.
Mr. Lubinda disclosed that when the mailing plants arrive in the country, cabinet will sit and decide the provinces that will benefit from the machinery.
The Minister said this to journalists at Kasama airport before leaving for Lusaka, today.
He has since expressed hope that Northern Province will benefit from the four milling companies which are meant to address the meal and food challenges in the province.
Mr. Lubinda said the Province is a large producer of maize hence the need to have a milling plant will enhance the production of the commodity.
He explains that the plant will encourage more people to go into farming as their maize will be processed in the Province.
In July President Edgar Lungu announced that Government in collaboration with the Government of China has procured four milling plants to address the mealie-meal and food challenges in in the prisons as well as to contribute to raising revenue for the institution.
Meanwhile, the Food Reserve Agency in Kasama is scheduled to deliver 20 thousand more empty grain bags of maize to Chibombo and RRU satellite Deports.
Acting Kasama District Commissioner Beauty Namukoko confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today.
Ms. Namukoko revealed that her office received reports that the two deports had run out of the empty grain bags on Tuesday.
However the FRA has provided more bags to the satellite deports so that farmers can continue to sale their maize, she said.
The acting District Commissioner has since called on the farmers to remain calm as Government will buy all their farm produces.
Ms. Namukoko said Government is committed to empowering farmers by buying all their farm produces in the marketing season.