UNHCR Representative urges Government to Revamp Rubber Plantation

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UNHCR Representative, Ms Laura Lo Castro, hands-over the Local Integration National Advisory Group Co-chair role to the UNDP Resident Representative, who is also UN Resident Co-ordnator in Zambia, Ms Janet Rogan
UNHCR Representative, Ms Laura Lo Castro, hands-over the Local Integration National Advisory Group Co-chair role to the UNDP Resident Representative, who is also UN Resident Co-ordnator in Zambia, Ms Janet Rogan
United Nations Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan says there is need to revamp the rubber plantation in Nchelenge district.

Ms Rogan says the plantation has potential to create jobs and wealth for the people.

Speaking after inspecting the plantation, Ms Rogan who is also United Nation Development Programme Resident Representative said there is need to find suitable investors who can invest in the plantation.

She said the plantation once revamped, will help boost the economy and help reduced poverty.

Ms Rogan said the rubber plantation like any other natural resource needs a lot of management and monitoring.

She also said her office will send technical staff between the month of January and February 2017 to access the plantation.

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    This idea of growing things alien to the environment just because they will bring commercial value (to whom is the other question) must be critiqued before launch. Whole ecosystems are being systematically (and systemically I might add) destroyed by these ventures of trying to satisfy greed and wanton misplaced priorities… Enough said.

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    I for one do encourage such programmes , if indeed rubber trees can grow in the province.
    That is how you expand revenue Base and create employment for the people.
    Some people are so backward that they don’t appreciate what God has given them.
    Complacency doesnt pay, we have so many youths without jobs who need to be active.

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    Zambians you don’t need to be pushed to create jobs for your own people.
    May the president move quickly and see the project takes place, than doing politics which keeps the nation depending on wasting minerals such as copper.
    Let other provinces do what they can do.

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    ONE THING THAT BOGGLES MY MIND IS WHY US ZAMBIANS CAN’T RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF THING WE ALREADY ARE ENDOWED WITH. EVERYTIME, IT IS WHITE PEOPLE WHO COME TO SAY, “THIS IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY AND IT CREATES JOBS”. SO, WHAT DO OUR SCIENTISTS KNOW- IF THEY CAN’T EVEN KNOW THAT RUBBER PLANTATIONS CAN BRING ENDLESS ECONOMIC CHANGE? THERE ARE A LOT OF RUBBER TREES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF ZAMBIA. WHY THEY HAVEN’T BEEN TURNED INTO RUBBER PLANTATIONS, “BEGGARS BELIEF”. RUBBER IS SO COMMONLY IMPORTANT THAT ONE CAN THINK OF ANYTHING AND IT USES RUBBER. @2 NSHILIMUBEMBA, IGNORE KALOK. HE IS JUST AN EMPTY TIN- HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING. HE’S VERY IGNORANT. WHEN WE ARE SAYING MFEZ- WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? ISN’T RUBBER PLANTATIONS THAT CAN PROVIDE…

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    What infrastructure do we have to procees the sap into products……am sure it will take ELECTRICITY… Where are markets what products , are we cost effective, cost comparative…a long way to go yet…….maybe we could make our own condom…we use a lor!!!!!

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