Government says it will set up three solar milling plants in Kabompo district in Northwestern province in an effort to add value to maize produced in the district.
North-western province permanent secretary, Ephraim Mateyo said the solar milling plants which will be managed by cooperatives will be located in Chikenge capital, Chikonkwelo and Kantendwa areas respectively.
ZANIS reports that Mr Mateyo disclosed this when he graced this year’s Chivweka traditional ceremony of the Luchazi speaking people at chief Kalunga’s royal grounds in Kabompo district yesterday.
He says government will continue to partner with traditional leadership in order to sustain local and national development.
Mr Mateyo said government will also engage the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to connect and install power to areas such as Kayombo, and Chikengi as well as the chief’s palace due to their potential for development.
Meanwhile, Chief Kalunga, in a speech read on his behalf by the Chivweka cultural association chairperson Matthews Makayi, applauded government for the various developmental projects taking place in his chiefdom.
He said the social cash transfer programme and the erection of communication towers have transformed lives of the people in his chiefdom who used to travel long distances in order to communicate.
Chief Kalunga however, appealed to government to work on the road network in his chiefdom because good roads are vital in the acceleration of development in the district.