PATRIOTIC Front Bangweulu Member of Parliament Anthony Kasandwe plans to turn his constituency into ‘an industrial base’ for fish to enhance President Lungu’s economic diversification agenda anchoring national growth on industrialisation.

Through that industry, the MP would help his electorate to develop quality fish production, storage and marketing strategies by 2021.

In realising his vision, the MP would ensure prudent management of Lake Bangweulu such as removal of illegal fishing gears which could be done by marine Commandos, restocking of fish on other small lakes, and developing fish cages targeting 5,000 cages.

He said in his maiden speech that other measures would involve developing fish ponds targeting 10,000 ponds, fish hatchery to produce fingerlings for restocking fish with storage facilities.

He would also develop an ultra-modern fish market facility to house over 5, 000 marketeers mostly women and youths as land was available by Lake shore.

Bangweulu Member of Parliament Anthony Kasandwe
Bangweulu Member of Parliament Anthony Kasandwe

He said his desire was to address unemployment, low incomes and poverty among his electorate in line with the President’s vision to transform Zambia’s economy through skills development.

“I pledge to do my best within the available means to ensure that desired development is realised. Their cry for employment opportunities for youths is my cry too. Their thirst for clean water, good roads, and timely improved health services is mine too,” he said.

Bangweulu has untapped tourism prospects and Mr Kasandwe also wants to turn the area into a tourism industrial base to involve developing quality integrated Samfya Consolidated Tourism Plan.

He would support tourism by developing quality sports cast, a fish museum, shopping mall, air strip, and upgrade 30 kilometers water front Samfya beach

Under the plan, he would showcase where each infrastructure such as lodges, hotels, markets, airstrip, and shopping mall would be established.

He urged Government to help upgrade Kapata Twingi road to reduce the cost of doing business, Chinsanka and Kasanka rural health centres into zonal referral clinics.

Upgrading Kafubashi, Chisokone, Kalasa Mukoso and Katanshya primary Schools into full flagged Secondary Schools would reduce distances pupils cover to access high school education.

He urged Government to expand access to skills training to address inadequate supply of requisite skills to support its industrialisation efforts particularly in the identified priority sectors

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Abena Anthony Kasandwe naimwe muleke ubunangwa! What industrial base for fish can you create in Bangweulu where you Kasais have killed all the fish using your illegal fishing methods of poisoning the water? Ala, you might need Sangoma Mukulu Katele Kalumba to do abrah Cadabrah to replenish your fish stocks, but then who would like to eat fishes of indoshi!

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    • I like dreamers. He sounds a true PF. That’s only you get promoted, you need to appear in newspapers.

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    • Ichiloto chakwa tubulu AKA Mwenyele pa menshi, hope he has not set his eyes on the revenue coming from solwezi to go and beautify luapula like what someone has done to muchinga, anyone with statistics on how much revenue is coming from each province?

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    • @1,Muuba mwenda..1.1Nostra..,1.2 Kadansa,Yes Kasanndwe’s IDEAS ARE VERY OUTLANDISH, but the idea that there is NO MORE FISH IN LAKES SHOULD NOT BE the thing to talk about since IT HAS BEEN STATED that “..the MP would ensure prudent management of Lake Bangweulu such as removal of illegal fishing gears which could be done by marine Commandos, restocking of fish on other small lakes, and developing fish cages targeting 5,000 cages” and “..other measures would involve developing fish ponds targeting 10,000 ponds, fish hatchery to produce fingerlings for restocking fish with storage facilities”. However,Kasandwe SHOULD BE REALISTIC, set ACHIEVABLE TARGETS and ALSO THINK about OTHER AGRO ACTIVITIES THAT CAN GENERATE MORE INCOMES and REDUCE POVERTY AMONG HIS PEOPLE!!

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  2. This sounds too good to be true. It is like a Hon. kasandwe is dreaming; and indeed he is dreaming. On the other hand only dead people are incapable of dreaming the living enjoy dreams. By the way all great achievements are start as dreams. So honourable dream on. Mucibemba tutila ‘apali umunwe epali ibala’, simply put, wherever there is a will there is always a way.

    Yes, Samfya district has massive potential for development in terms of aquaculture, tourism and indeed agriculture only fools will think otherwise. And for Luapula province in general to develop we need BIG DREAMERS like you honourable to keep the hope for our forgotten masses. The only thing is we need to start actuating these dreams otherwise mere rhetoric won’t help our people.

    Now we eagerly await your next…

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  3. SOME of the things he has said are ACHIEVABLE but HE SHOULD BE REALISTIC,SET REASONABLE TARGETS! Does he know that CAGED FISH has to be FED? He SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT A MONO ECONOMY CANNOT SOLVE POVERTY! So he SHOULD STOP thinking fish only and LOOK AT OTHER PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES HIS PEOPLE CAN BE ENGAGED IN! What about making his constituency a GREAT RICE AND CASHEW NUTS PRODUCER in addition to the fish he is talking about? What about encouraging some his people to take up OTHER ACTIVITIES NOT RELATED TO FISH,rearing goat even cattle? He wants to CONTINUOUSLY TIE HIS PEOPLE TO FISH! Times have changed and he needs to OPEN his people to NEW IDEAS OF SURVIVAL!

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  4. am sure this MP attended a BALANCEDSCORECARD training but he did not pay attension to that principle which says that abjectives must be smart and realistic. Can this dreaming mp tell us the measures and initiatiative na ka budget.

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  5. Guys,
    The little known Lake Sune (near Samfya) can by used as a nursery for fish to re-populate the depleted areas
    I spent 6 weeks there studying the flora and fauna for my university project
    Sheltered, devoid of predators, and human habitation, make it ideal

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