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Value addition plays a key role in the Industrialization Agenda-President Lungu

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President Lungu and wife arrive for the Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone
President Lungu and wife arrive for the Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone

President Edgar Lungu says value addition plays a key role in the industrialization agenda of any given country.

President Lungu explained that he is delighted with the response from all key players involved in the food value chain.

The Head of State said this today in an interview with journalists shortly after touring stands at the ongoing 31st Agriculture and Commercial Show in Lusaka.

On the diversification programme, President Lungu encouraged farmers across the country to consider switching to other crops, from the traditional maize crop.

He said farmers need to tap into the production of other nutritious crops such as cassava and yam among others.

“Having toured the standards we are on the right path to attain industrialization agenda because of the positive response from stakeholders on value addition and it’s only the successful implementation of value addition that will lead to industrialization. Farmers should also diversify from maize to other crops such as cassava and yam,” he said.

Meanwhile, Show Society of Zambia President Caroline Silwamba said the construction of the state of the art Members’ Pavilion building, is a sign that the society is part of the country’s infrastructure development.

Ms Silwamba said the pavilion building that has been commissioned by President Lungu today started in 2015 and completed this year.

She disclosed that the building has provided employment for 400 people at construction level, with 80 percent of the building materials sourced locally.

Earlier, President Lungu toured over 10 stands which included Saro Agro, Zambia National Service demonstration plot for Horticulture and Seed_Co limited, among others.

This year’s Agriculture and Commercial Show runs from July 31st to August 5th 2019, under the theme embracing industrial development.

17 COMMENTS

  1. “Having toured the standards we are on the right path to attain industrialization ?????? does this online news fimo fimo have news editors or they write under the influence of something hard ????

    • I saw pictures of Ba Edgar kneeling for votes in Katuba. That was embarrassing, and still PF lost. Kneeling was only appealing to Sata, all the rest just looks silly and cheap. Sata was genuinely appreciating.
      Adding value to speeches is not kneeling, he got to stop it.

  2. Really laughable I doubt Lazy Lungu even knows what the concept behind value addition is, this is a man who procured and imported 2000 solar hammer mills for rural Zambia from China…this is a govt that has contracted a loan of a whooping $1.2 billion to build a motorway from Lusaka to Ndola, just imagine which companies will benefit from this chunk of money.
    These are wasted LAZY LUNGU years of corruption and theft!!!

  3. lungu, if you truly won the previous election and you’re a for sure Zambian president, they put that stu pid pf symbol away because if you’re a real/true president then you’re a president of all Zambians even those who didn’t vote for you and don’t wish to see that symbol when you’re using their money for your global trotting
    are you campaigning ? that’s the only justification. there ought to be a law against party symbols and any other piece of item unless during campaigns
    value added, are you a grade 10, that’s all you can talk about, you can’t even articulate a clear economic recovery.

  4. ECL has not been seen with his wife in public in a long time. On this story to do with the Agricultural show in Lusaka, LT chooses to use an old picture of Lungu in the ‘hey days’ when he officiated with the ‘first lady’.

  5. “….She disclosed that the building has provided employment for 400 people at construction level, with 80 percent of the building materials sourced locally….”

    Yes, cement bricks and doors make up 80% of a building….
    The rest is all imported

  6. The why did Lungu stay away from the Japan-Africa business summit of 2017 if he’s serious about industrialization? Just empty talk.

  7. WHAT SURPRISES ME THE MOST IS WHEN THEY ARE REAL ISSUES TO BR MUMBA SNR, MUSHOTA THEY ARE NOWHERE TO BE HEARD.

  8. I doubt this lazy bum even knows the real meaning of Value Add, to him it’s the same as eloping with an eSwatini girl thus adding value to his marriage!

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