Central Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kabwe, says government is on the path of wealth creation for its citizens beyond partisan lines.
Speaking when he toured the African Development Bank (ADB) funded multi-million kwacha Luombwa Irrigation Project in Chitambo District , Mr Kabwe said government through the project will help reduce poverty among the surrounding communities in the area.
The project is a massive investment that will increase production which in accordance with the PF government’s mandate will put more money in people’s pockets as well as contribute to household and national food security.
“ The community surrounding the scheme also stands to benefit from the accompanying infrastructure such as schools, health facilities and improved road network once it is fully operational, “ he said.
He added that the scheme will in the long run be connected to electricity supply which will be to the benefit of local people.
And Chitambo Acting Senior Agricultural Officer, Freddie Simukonde, says a good hectarage of land has been cleared for the irrigation scheme which will directly benefit 200 local households.
Mr Simukonde said the Agriculture Productivity and Marketing Enhancement Project (APMEP) covering 250 hectares of the targeted 500 hectares will also indirectly benefit 1, 200 local people who will be employed by the scheme.