President Edgar Lungu has said that Government intends to make the Food Reserves Agency (FRA) a procurement agency that will be able to supply maize to other countries, adding that this will enable the country earn foreign exchange through export of maize.
The Head of State said that the mandate for the FRA will change from that of buying maize for national reserve to that of buying maize for export. The President said this when he addressed a public meeting in Isoka.
The President also said that he is confident that the E-voucher system has started performing well following challenges in the initial stages. The President LUNGU that said government plans to re-stock livestock in Isoka because it has potential.
He said it is important for Zambians to take advantage of natural resources available and intensify agriculture production. The Head of State said government will ensure that it fulfils its campaign promises through hard work.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has called for prayers for people who have failed to accept that he legally won the August 11 General elections last year.
The President said that the opposition who lost the election should accept defeat and work with government in developing the country.
President Lungu has therefore urged Zambians to ignore those who are living in denial and remain peaceful because he was unanimously elected as Head of State.
President Lungu urged Isoka residents to remain calm and ignore any provocative comments from the opposition.
President Lungu added that government will also ensure that it supplies food to areas that have experienced food deficit such as Luangwa.
And the President has called on Isoka Member of Parliament Malozo Sichone to explain to the people of Isoka what Government is doing to improve their well-being.
The President also said government will not spare any one found illegally harvesting the Mukula tree.
And PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says Muchinga Province has shown commitment to supporting the PF as shown in the last elections
Ms Phiri said it is surprising that despite a legal office swearing in the President the opposition UPND still claims that the country has no President.