Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and his Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba await the arrival of the President at Mongu airport
Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and his Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba await the arrival of the President at Mongu airport

Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu is disappointed with the poor quality of cashew seedlings at Nagweshi Farmers Training Centre in Sioma district.

Mr. Mubukwanu expressed disappointment during the cashew infrastructure development project (CIDP) inspection.

He said it was also frustrating that cashew implementers were delaying to deliver resources to cashew training centres.

And Sioma District Commissioner Maurice Litula said the cashew infrastructure development project was making tremendous progress adding that the project has been well received by farmers.

Mr. Litula disclosed that Sioma district has received a total number of 1,177 cashew seedlings.

Meanwhile, Nangweshi Farmers Training Centre Officer in Charge George Mukelabai said the centre is facing several challenges hence it was difficult for it to implement the cashew project.

Mr. Mukelabai said the cashew implementers have not been paying six casual workers for four months.

He further said the centre does not have chemicals to spray the cashew seedlings.

He has since appealed to the lead implementers to improve the processing of funds to the district

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  1. Can the government tell us how much money was given to this project. The minister said he is disappointed in the project quality yet the dc says the project is progressing well.
    What is the contribution to the economy in 5 years time when first crop is due. Imagine 1177 seedlings contributing to the economy what research wasws done, so few tree at what cost, yet government cant pay casual wages. Lets tell the labour minister that government is employing CASUAL labour which is against policy

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