President Lungu has tasked the Ministry of National Development Planning
in Luapula Province to come up with viable plans of reducing poverty in the province.
Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Buleti Nsemukila disclosed
during the recently held Provincial Development Coordinating
Committee meeting in Mansa.
He said President Lungu has tasked the Ministry of National
Development Planning to come up with viable plans of reducing poverty
in the Province because currently Luapula is the poorest in
Dr. Nsemukila said President Lungu during the routine Presidential
Briefings on performance from Sector Ministries and Provinces wanted
to know the plans for reducing poverty levels in Luapula Province
because currently it is the poorest in the country.
Dr. Nsemukila said President Lungu wants to see deliberate programmes
being undertaken which should engage the people of the region in
poverty reduction projects and activities for the province.
He further disclosed that President Lungu is also interested in the
development of the mining sector in the province because of the
abundant deposits of manganese and other mineral in the region.
The Permanent Secretary added that the Head State wants to see
tangible progress on the development of the ZAFFICO plantation and the
acquisition of Kawambwa Tea Estate by ZAFFICO to ensure the
deliberate actions benefit the people.
Dr. Nsemukila observed that the President is equally interested in the
progress on the Mununshi Banana Scheme which should become operational
as the Zambia National Service and the Zambia Correctional Service
make inroads in the acquisition of the management of the Scheme before
the next rain season.