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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

ZCF to complete installation of 2,000 solar mills by June 2017

Economy ZCF to complete installation of 2,000 solar mills by June 2017

Solar Powered Milling Plant
Solar Powered Milling Plant
The Zambia Co-operative Federation (ZCF) says installation of the targeted two thousand solar milling plants is expected to be completed by mid-next year.

ZCF Ltd Director General James Chirwa said the country has so far received 250 units out of which 225 have been completely installed in different parts of the country.

ZANIS reports that out of the 225 solar milling plants that have been installed, 210 solar units are currently operational across the country.

Mr. Chirwa stated that the milling plants are being distributed according to an area’s capacity to produce maize.
The ZCF Chief said that some areas such as parts of Western Province will receive rice mill plants to help farmers process their rice.

Mr. Chirwa said the solar milling project will enable the country to be food secure through production of affordable mealie meal as evidenced from the areas where the plants are operating such as Northern Province.

He observed that the strategic location of the solar milling plants will encourage more small scale farmers to produce more as a way of contributing to the country’s food security and reduction of poverty levels in the country.

Mr Chirwa stated that people in areas where the solar plants are currently operational are appreciating the benefits being realised from the project such as reduced mealie-meal prices.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Another reckless expenditure…imagine spending $200m on 225 Chinese hammermills…simply work out how much one is worth. If ZCF had any sense they would have bought machinery for making the selfsame Hammermills right there in Zambia not import the whole things surely what value are adding to the economy?

    • These empty tins are so reckless no wonder we are indebt even the whole purpose of these mills is unfounded…just a way for cadres to sell the selfsame maizemeal at high price in urban areas and pocket the money.

  2. Comment: Jay jay please dnt write myopic, deliquent statements that are full of speech diarrhoea. You lack political articulation.

  3. Comment: Jay jay please dnt write myopic, deliquent statements that are full of speech diarrhoea. You lack political articulation.

  4. Spanner you are either a beneficiary or an *****. Jay Jay has coated $200 and that the machines are chines, instead of you coating from somewhere to defend your argument you are insulting him. Give a reason for standing up for your ***** leaders?

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