Construction of US$5 million fertiliser blending plant completed

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THE construction of US$5 million fertiliser blending plant at the Lusaka Multi Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) by the Export Trading Group (ETG) has been completed and is set for commissioning next month.

Company programmes director Nyambe Luhila said the project would increase the company’s capacity to blend more of the commodity to meet the increasing demand on both local and international markets.

Mr Luhila said in an interview in Monze that the plant consists of blending sections, warehouse, and office facility which would see the company increase its production from about 80 tonnes to about 350 tonnes per day.

Mr Luhila said the Zambian agricultural industry was growing, hence the construction of the new blending plant would help to meet the rising demand for fertiliser as the company had now the capacity to blend D-Compound.

He said the fertiliser industry was currently relying on imports such that to date some stocks were in the country while other stocks were still in transit from various ports of entry.

Mr Luhila said the company had read the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the country and this had helped the company to position itself to make a contribution towards achieving a diversified and export oriented agriculture sector.

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  1. Mr Luhila, you are blending and not producing…So what has increased is your capacity to BLEND and not your production capacity!

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    • Ichisungu nama jealous does not got together. Any value addition is production @Bufi Tuutu. It is always encouraging when value is added as opposed to importing whole services and products with Zero value addition in-country. Jealous down.

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  2. At least this makes good reading and not gallivanting stories nukupula ubwali kwabene every day. Make sure that fertilizer reaches farmers on time this time around you morons.

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  3. Is the great leader of this great nation coming to commission the plant or he already commissioned it.

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  4. Just like we gonna start assembling tractors using parts made elsewhere. This is job creation at its best. Keep it up.

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    • Mostly fertiliser blending companies import their inputs/ chemicals from China and SA and source crushed limestone locally.

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  5. Another bad news for Hajelousy. If we tell you where it is sourced, what are you going to do about it? COndemn Hagain? He will never displace a working government! Is it true that he is Three Mansions? Oh, sorry he has Three Mansions?

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