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Construction of Mansa Chilli Factory starts

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Mansa Chilli Limited has started erecting its pre – fabricated factory building at its Chembe site in Luapula Province.

The company will  stop off-site production and target the  Nigeria market.

Mr. Robinson Mwansa, the company Chief Executive Officer  updated Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa who led a delegation comprising Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Felix Phiri, Deputy Permanent Secretary Royd Chakaba, Mansa District Commissioner James Nyenjele and Heads of government departments.

Mansa Chilli currently conducts production in Lusaka at its small plant but this is going to be a thing of the past with the factory being set up.

Mr. Mwansa said once the building is done, the Chilli processing plant which was purchased out of a grant from Musika will be installed.

He said the assembling of the prefab materials from China will only take about three days.

And Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has expressed happiness at the progress made so far.

Mr. Chilangwa said the Provincial Administration will continue marketing the Mansa Chilli product.

He was hopeful that the company would attain full capacity by mid next year.

And Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr Felix Phiri has saluted Mr. Mwansa for his commitment towards the realisation of the project.

He said the aim of the Luapula Expo which was held in 2017 was to attract companies like Mansa Chilli.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Robinson you could not have groomed us so well and ended up failing in your life.

    I remember sneaking into your meetings with your senior staff just tochear from u even when I was ot supposed to be there.

    A man like you can not fall forever as long as they have life.

    We will continue emulating you Robinson…ama.busa.

    Peace boss

    • Let us not beat about the bush. Mwansa has not done very well after leaving ZESCO. I do not know for how long the Chilli thing has been on the drawing board. The project “Feed Africa” sounded big but I do not know what happened to it. I admire his tenacity though. Perhaps he will succeed at last.

  2. Something positive before the close of Sunday because the past week has been nothing but a week of bad news through and through.

    But I hope cadres will not take over the construction of the project to benefit themselves.

  3. Great idea, ba Robinson. I know you will not fail because failure is not part of your DNA but, and emphasize, beware of cadres. They suck and maim without quantifying the damage

  4. He is the best ever Managing Director ZESCO has had and if only we can learn from this man! He was so prolific, inspiring and everyone was looking forward to do their best and the rewards are in many that paid attention to his leadership skills. God bless Zambia

  5. Who is this Musika the grant was obtained from and is this a private company? Why are they buying a whole prefab factory from the Chinks when they can just buy the production line and install it in a brick and mortar building built by locals cheaply plus you are adding value to the local economy. Let’s learn to write articles properly not mambo jumbo.
    Why aim to send chilly to Nigeria when Kenyan, Moroccan, Egyptian farmers and manufacturers are exporting to Europe?

    • Nigerian and most West African cuisine is always full of hot pepper like Pepe soup and Casava leaf, so there is competition there but it’s a stepping stone to Europe which a much more lucrative market and much bigger Supermarket chains.

  6. Mr . Mwansa, my former boss at ZESCO, I thank you for many courses you facilitated for us to manage any business. May God bless you and open many markets for Chill export. You’re a blessing.

    • Where in the world can you retire close to 100, highly trained engineers, accountants and senior staff just because they had served 20 years, most of them in their mid 40s and replace them with pliable junior staff. This is what happened at ZESCO under Mwansa and now it has become routine that each time time a new MD takes over he sacks all the senior staff and replaces them with his own staff.

  7. Well done my man. I am sure you still remember how we built a concrete water tank in the bush, starting in the afternoon and finishing around mid night same day.

    I can never forget the great book you shared with me: “Why should the white man have all the fun.” Like late Dr Schuller would say, Tough times never last but tough people do.

  8. Let us not beat about the bush. Mwansa has not done very well after leaving ZESCO. I do not know for how long the Chilli thing has been on the drawing board. The project “Feed Africa” sounded big but I do not know what happened to it. I admire his tenacity though. Perhaps he will succeed at last.

  9. Where in the world can you retire close to 100, highly trained engineers, accountants and senior staff just because they had served 20 years, most of them in their mid 40s and replace them with pliable junior staff. This is what happened at ZESCO under Mwansa and now it has become routine that each time time a new MD takes over he sacks all the senior staff and replaces them with his own staff.

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