PRESIDENT Lungu is next week expected in Northern Province for a two-day working visit, one week after a tour of Luapula Province where he launched a provincial investment exhibition and other development projects.
Provincial minister Brian Mundubile said in an interview yesterday that President Lungu will launch the Tullow Oil Exploration project in Kasama on Friday before gracing the Ukusefya pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony in Mungwi on Saturday.
Mr Mundubile said the head of State will also launch rehabilitation of township roads in Mungwi district and the construction of the Nseluka-Kayambi road.
Meanwhile, Mr Mundubile said in a statement that Minister of Finance Felix Mutati is also expected in Kasama on August 10 to sign contracts for a number of development projects in the province.
Last week, President Lungu launched rehabilitation works on the 122 kilometre Kawambwa-Mporokoso road, commissioned new housing units for civil servants in Chembe and flagged off rehabilitation of 65 kilometres of township roads in Mansa.
The head of State also graced the inaugural Luapula Expo and Investment Conference which attracted local and foreign investors.
Before his visit to Luapula Province, President Lungu launched construction works on the Itezhi-tezhi-Kalomo-Dundumwezi road in Southern Province to open the areas for investment.
On the Copperbelt, President Lungu launched works on the Ndola-Mufulira road recently.