President Edgar Lungu has held a meeting with 30 chiefs from Luapula province who have called on him to consider using water bodies in the province to set up hydroelectricity plants.
Chief Nsamba of the Unga people of Lunga district who spoke on behalf of the chiefs said the move could help in mitigating power challenges in the country.
He says Luapula has various water bodies which should be used to generate electricity and develop the agriculture sector through irrigation farming.
Chief Nsamba told the media that the chiefs during the meeting raised a number of challenges including benefiting from infrastructure development such as roads among others.
And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said President Lungu is grateful to the chiefs for engaging in dialogue with him.
Mr Chanda said the President has promised the chiefs of continued development in the province especially roads which they asked for.