Dora Siliya happy with quick results, Isreali firm invests $90m

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Dora Siliya
Dora Siliya
Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya has expressed joy at the quick results from the Israel state visit by President Edgar Lungu.

Ms Siliya says the visit has resulted in an Israeli company investing about 90 million US dollars in the agricultural sector in Zambia.

Ms. Siliya said this when she signed a memorandum of understanding between government and Green 2000 D.K agricultural equipment and knowhow limited of Israel at her office in Lusaka.

The Israel Company will be investing about 60 million US dollars in Manshya Farm block and Mpika district of Muchinga province and another 30 Million US dollars in Luena farm block in Kawambwa district.

She said the company will also provide educational kits on farming and agriculture to schools as a way of introducing modern farming methods in schools which will result in the younger generation embrace the sector with greater understanding.

Meanwhile, Daniel Pinhassi in charge of business development in Africa from Green 2000 has assured government that their experience in agriculture which spans over 30 years in the industry is equal to the task.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Siliti at it again! Its a worry & Dora can’t be trusted with such humongous amounts of money. $90 million of Israeli firms investment in growing vegetables~tomato, onion & cabbages~which the locals can do, will vanish.
    By the way, what was Siliti’s boyfriend~Mubalanama~doing with Siliti & Bowboy~Lusambo @ Kasumbalesa?
    There is a rotten rat somewhat more like another maize scandal of Malavi~now to Dictatorship Reparsed Congo. By the way ba Siliti, how much is mealie meal today?
    The Skeleton Key
    ~206~

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  2. Gentlemen and ladies, does the statement ”will be investing” mean someone has invested already? Or is this peace of news among the growing trend of FAKE News

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  3. Too early. The crew just returned from Isreal a week ago and have already found land to do their projects? This must be an old ongoing project

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  4. THE CHINESE HAVE BEEN CRITICISED FOR SO CALLED INVESTMENT IN POULTRY AND VEGETABLE GROWING WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT ISRAEL OR IS IT PAY BACK TIME CONCERNING THE ELECTIONS

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  5. What is the problem with being more specific? What agricultural projects are they investing in? Fish farming, livestock(beef,goats,pigs,sheep,crocodiles,etc), chickens, maize, wheat, nuts, barley, sorghum, millet, chibwabwa, impwa, okra, beans, etc.

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  6. In two weeks this firm has done its assessment and due diligence…really laughable….signing MOUs between a govt and company…when there is a scandal later they same people say they were not involved.

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  7. PF are peddling lies to distract the public from something more sinister.
    My bet is they will cancell the UPND petition altogether.

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  8. DORA just tell us how you beaten by someone’s husband and treated at private hospital. What happened? That Congolese will kill you. Too much fu.cking will bring problems and early death for you.

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  9. THEIR ARE MILLIONS OF UN IMPLEMENTED MOU’s in all the 52 ministries that we have , what difference is this one going to make, if not just gather dust in the ministers OFFICE?GIVE US TIMELINES, SO THAT AS UPND we start marking the book for issues in 2021 campaigns

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  10. This strange. A small desert country, smaller than eastern province investing so much in a huge country. They are really blessed. Its like Zambia donating maize to USA!

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  11. GREEN 2000 HAVE BEEN IN ZAMBIA FOR SOME TIME I DONT THINK THERE SERIOUS AM SURE THEY HAVE NOW TAKEN OFF TO FIND INVESTORS.

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  12. Whatever it is, it must be in our genes – our inability to take care of ourselves, our dependency on others to take care of our every need. One must question the intelligence of a race of people which has seen how centuries of dependence on others have made them perpetual economic slaves and who then continue to build castles in the sky. Surviving on handouts – Is Zambia a sustainable country?
    Anyway, the hand that gives is more blessed than the hand that receives or in simple words Israel is more blessed than Zambia.

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  13. In as much as we need foreign direct investments, government must look at ways to build local capacity than to solely rely on countries such as Israel to run economic sectors such as agriculture. In my view, agriculture can be given to locals to run. Perhaps investors should be involved in large agriculture processing industries.

    What are the factors that hinder government to empower locals to take on such industries as agriculture on large scale sustainably ?There is need for government to seriously consider research with results implemented. Why should Zambia’s investments be dominated by foreigners?

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