President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected in Lundazi District, Eastern Province, where he will commission the first ever commercial wheat harvest project by the Zambia National Service (ZNS).
Eastern Province permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says President Lungu will commission the harvest from a 240 acre irrigation farm at Ng’onga ZNS camp in Lumezi constituency.
ZANIS reports that Mr Kasolo said this in an interview at his office today that the irrigation farm is expected to record a total harvest of 240 metric tonnes of wheat.
The defense wing is the first to grow wheat on a commercial basis in the province.
The wheat will be grinded by the ZNS grinders that will be station in all the ten provinces to produce flour locally.
Mr Kasolo said the Head of State is scheduled to arrive at Mfuwe international airport before proceeding to Lumezi where he will inspect the wheat farm and eventually commission the harvest.
He stated that president Lungu will later meet traditional leaders at Tigone motel before meeting party officials.
On Wednesday, President Lungu will also visit Lundazi market and fly to Mambwe district where he will commission the newly constructed maternity annex at Kamoto Mission Hospital.
The Head of State is expected to return to Lusaka from Mfuwe international airport on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.