Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) stresses out a point while Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya(l) listens attentively during a Press Briefing at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) stresses out a point while Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya(l) listens attentively during a Press Briefing at the Ministry of Finance

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati says government will continue to engage stakeholders in the agriculture sector for a win-win situation as it seeks to diversify the economy.

Speaking during a consultative meeting in Lusaka, Mr Mutati said the government is keen to deal with the sector’s problems for real growth to be attained.

Mr. Mutati said the government can only collect revenue from a thriving agriculture sector.

The Minister of Finance was flanked in the meeting by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya and Minister of Commerce Margaret Mwanakatwe.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe and Ms Siliya voiced government’s interest to grow the sector which promises to create millions of jobs.

The three ministers met senior officials from the Tobacco Association of Zambia and Poultry Association of Zambia.

And Poultry Association of Zambia vice-chairperson Veronica Machungwa raised concern over the continued importation of chickens onto the Zambian market.

Ms Machungwa called on government to urgently deal with the situation.

At the same function, Tobacco Association of Zambia consultant Phonto Mumbi called on government to give the sector a standard tax system.

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) flanked with Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) during a Press Briefing at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) flanked with Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) during a Press Briefing at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) speaking during a Press Briefing while Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) looks on at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) speaking during a Press Briefing while Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) looks on at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) speaking during a Press Briefing while Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) looks on at the Ministry of Finance
Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya(c) speaking during a Press Briefing while Minister of Finance Felix Mutati(r) and Commerce Minster Margaret Mwanakatwe(l) looks on at the Ministry of Finance
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34 COMMENTS

  1. They are not in blue for nothing, these are pure RB mmd. Mr Felix tax man Mutant, knows nothing about agriculture, he doesn’t even have a simple vegetable garden in his backyard.

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    • Let’s not kill the golden goose before it grows! Don’t kill the agric sector and other areas with your taxes Mr Mutati!
      Mutati you are the worst Minister of Finance! Your fake measures are killing small and medium enterprises even before they can grow! What kind of economics are you using kanshi?
      Mr President Sir, please fire Mr Mutati together with Dora Siliya and let’s do away with MMD in govt! If this Mutati wants to save money start with your fellow Ministers! Cut on salaries, cut on allowances, remove pointless travels abroad for seminars etc which can be done even online without spending a cent and also stop buying those Luxury Suvs..such measures will save millions of dollars but you Mutati are a selfish chap no wonder you initially wanted to join the United Dunderheads in…

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    • Mrs. Mwanakatwe is still a Minister?

      It is scandalous that she is still an MP let alone a Minister.

      It is folly to respect judiciary in Africa and here is a prime example ladies and gentlemen

      As for Dora, she is a disgrace.

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

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    • Ndobo kikikiki ati Dora is thriving. Dora & Maggie look tired, Monday . I think both women in blue are thriving well, they are always in news, usually not so good news.

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    • NOW THIS IS A REAL SCANDAL: After retiring a lot of competent Directors and Senior Managers and retrenching other staff to create room for PF cadres, ZESCO has no money to pay them off – THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO BORROW USD65MILLION TO PAY THESE PEOPLE. THE WORST PART OF IT IS THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY FILLED THOSE POSTS WITH THE CADRES, WHILE THE DISMISSED PEOPLE REMAIN ON THEY PAYROLL WAITING FOR THEIR PACKAGES – EFFECTIVELY PAYING TWO SALARIES FOR EACH POST, WHAT FRUITLESS AND WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE!!!! AND THIS SAME USD65MILLION CAN SOLVE LOADSHEDDING PROBLEMS IF PUMPED INTO SOLAR POWER PROJECTS!!!!!

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    • Mrs. Mwanakatwe is still a Minister? It is scandalous that she is still an MP let alone a Minister?

      Forged Edward himself is a scandal with his newly found MMD buddies after abandoning the Ship, Ubwato, SATA will be spinning at a few rpm right now in his grave.

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    • These two former MMD Ministers have now regrouped in PF!

      Hope they don’t rekindle their bonking flings especially knowing Dora’s appetite for Muchokocho and Mutati’s high libido and Mubalama being locked! They have all the time to resume what they didn’t finish!

      Remember that ‘rumored’ video in 2011 shot from some lodge in Mporokoso!

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  2. Same, same old. By now, you should be talking about how you have diversified the agriculture sector. The three should be holding a press conference explaining how many more people have entered the agriculture sector, what new machinery is coming in for the sector, etc. Instead, in February, they are still talking to associations.

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  3. That’s all they do, collect taxes and then misuse the money through their corruption activities, I wonder how well the cadres are doing in this corrupt cluesless Lungu’s government.

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  4. Actually Mutati is blessing in disguise for this PF government. He’s trying his best. Our Leader and the whole entire cabinet have realized that the Minister of Agriculture is doing nothing, so they are trying to help. That is why you see the Leader going around inspecting Agricultural projects because he knows his Minister is thinking of who have sex with next. Bottom power!

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  5. She made Tandiwe Banda to suffer even got v… Cancer now it’s Ester Lungu’s turn her bottom power works well on Presidents. Even Dr Kaseba almost got in trouble.

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  6. Wow Mr Einstein have you only just figured that one out kikiki

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  7. Old man Sata must be spitting bullets where ever he is after leaving the keys to Lazy …MMD in control of the purse strings and the food…meanwhile the PF Kaponyas are busy holidaying and drinking like Gardenboys on a day off with pay at the tavern!!

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  8. where is that se.x tape of Mutati screwing Dora in the wrong hole where it stinks and never shines? God knows what he picked up from there that’s making his skin go grey and lips pinkish.

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    • The sex video recorded in Eastern province in chipata Protia Hotel is still with us,money was paid so that it shouldn’t go viral Moses Mawere had a glimpse of it, that the more reason they are always together, he used the wrong hole because the collect hole which was for RB now belongs to Edward. About Dora being fired forget the hole between her legs keeps her job.

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  9. @Jay Jay:stop that nonsense!!how many ex-mmd members are in upnd?all former mmd bantustan ministers such as Prof.Lungwangwa,Dr.Situmbeko,Elijah Muchima,Sara Saifwanda,Dr.Brian Chituwo are in upnd today and if HH won,most of these ex-mmd members could have been in upnd cabinet!!WHAT KIND OF POLITICS DO YOU DO KANSI BA UPND?so its only good when these same mmd people join upnd and bad when they go to PF?INDEED UPND IS A CASED PARTY!!!today you blame mmd,pf then tomorrow you celebrate if they join upnd-amazing!!

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    • @Njimbu – When were you born? October 2011? If so I would personally want to congratulate you for being one of our youngest smart LT bloggers. Some Zambians like you have memories of a Fish, that see a worm attached to a sharp hook and they can not resist temptation to take a bite…do you know what Old man Sata went through to get into power? Do you know how many Police cells he was locked in at the hands of MMD? Do you remember why MMD was kicked out?
      Why do you associate me to UPND? Is it in the ruling party …do not be lazy if someone criticises the govt it does not mean they are opposition..this cadre mindset is retrogressive.
      wake up from your stupidity!!

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  10. And govt can only collect more taxes plus see more growth if we groom Zambian companies & retain profits in Zambia.Right now Shoprite,Kenya airways,MTN and a host of others are sending $$$ back to their motherlands while Zambians just run poor kantembas.

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  11. Mushota, have a question for you. Your anger, spite and unhidden venom toward the Honorable min. of Agriculture Ms Dora Siliya is undeniable. Did she overlap you to your lover or you are just so in love with her but are frustrated you cant get some cos as another woman you just dont know how to woo her? Tell us, cmon we might help you! Dora is one wonderful, adorable woman and extremely smart.

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  12. So it looks PF has out-sourced governing to MMD. If the dead thug could wake up today, he would be one insane ghost, to see all important portfolios have been dished out to people he wrested power from. If it wasn’t for the dancing, womanizing and drinking opportunities the presidency gives him Lungu would gladly hand over power to RB and Sons PTY LTD.

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  13. WHY THE TITTLE SAYS THIEVING AGRICULTURE AND YET IN THE TEXT ITS THRIVING , HOW CAN AGRICULTURE THRIVE WITH A THIEVING MINISTERS, WHO IS FULL OF FAT INCLUDING THE SAME BUT MWANAKATWE LOOKS MORE BEUATY THAN NDORA

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  14. This is a government full of rhetorics. Mutati, Dora, are just two perfect examples of rhetorical persons. Until we get leaders who walk the talk we are a country going no where fast. Can we have press briefings that outline deliverables… Tell the nation what is has actually happened or is happening to improve our peoples lives..TANGIBLES.

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  15. Have we got any ideas on va.ue adding tobacco! Ok look at our friend CUBA they make huge money from CIGARS have we tried… we find reasons not to do something rather than reasons to do something….. send people, not ministers, to learn how to make cigars, bring knowledge back…… we are one with Cuba see what they will do for us.
    You have to spend money to make money

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  16. Any is income is taxable, Mr Minister try and bench mark with countries that have systems in place. The problem we have in Zambia is not about creating incentives to grow the economy, it about tax. Taxing commercial farmers does not meaning getting everything from them. If we do not start taxing small we will never tax anything big. Go to South Africa find out how they tax their farmers. You cannot rely solely on taxing the meager income from workers and the unscrupulous mining industry. Farmers need to come into the fray and contribute positively to the growth of our economy. Investors in all forms and shape have come to survive so they will want to keep as much of their earnings as possible. It is up to the Govt. to collect as much as possible from those who make money in our land…

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  17. Endeavor to reduce income tax in FY 2018 Mutati, start implementing now. We don’t work to feed you. Seriously.

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