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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Government to Move Key Economic Activities to Northern and North Western Provinces

Headlines Government to Move Key Economic Activities to Northern and North Western Provinces

The government is working on moving key economic activities like agriculture and power generation to Northern and North -Western Provinces because of their consistent rains.

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya said that the move follows available water bodies and good rainfall in the two provinces.

She said that areas like Southern and Eastern Province that were key to the country’s agriculture sector have of late been hit by climate change threatening food security.

Ms. Siliya said that the government has put in place various measures to fight climate change and mitigate its impact on the country, adding that the government wants to fully maximize water bodies that have not been used.

And Ms. Siliya, who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, is optimistic that once the Kafue Gorge Power project comes on board this year the 690 Mega Watts deficit will be met, and some excess power will be exported.

Addressing the media in Lusaka today, Ms. Siliya said the country is getting adequate rains this year, which will be key in improving power supply.

And on retirees, who have not yet been paid their dues, Ms. Siliya said the government had been releasing money and in the past, some lawyers engaged misdirected the funds.
She said the Ministries of Labour, and Finance will continue looking into the affairs of retirees and see how best it can be handled.

And Ms. Siliya expressed optimism of a good harvest this year after 100 % distribution of inputs to farmers across the country for the current farming season.

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14 COMMENTS

    • Are you still looking for maids and houseboys to send to Saud Arabia? I would like to send my father’s elder brother there. We are suffering here

  1. It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself……so says Charles Darwin in his “Origin of Species.”

    what happens if rains become inconsistent in the proposed areas madam? remember climate change is not choosy , it can hit any place. just diversify to other sources of energy mama, and just make sure each province has its own power source .

  2. Nature is not tribal or political. I trust this view will be embraced while not neglecting those areas that are under stress. I believe the erstwhile agricultural areas even have expertise that can benefit the new areas identified. My two cents…

  3. Explain to us the truth about ZESCO madam, with all these rains and floods in areas where distributories of the zambezi river are why do we still have loadshedding?. Mamba is back to 100% power production with the good rains and increased tariff rates why are we still being load shaded in makeni from 05 hours to 16 hours. Is it the lack of water or it is a leadership problem? because the rains have exposed who the liers are.

  4. “government has put in place various measures to fight climate change and mitigate its impact on the country”
    tell us 3 measures. we need details not these useless msgs you give to Zambians
    you’re
    “Ms. Siliya said the government had been releasing money and in the past, some lawyers engaged misdirected the funds.
    She said the Ministries of Labour, and Finance will continue looking into the affairs of retirees and see how best it can be handled”
    these are they so called leaders you have in Zambia to represent the population.
    can someone tell me what she means by all her gibberish. why don’t reporters at these events ask these guys for clarification, insala they are all scared of being fired or what?

  5. I don’t know wht Dora Siliya’s talking about. The way to scrutinize her statement is by getting govt figures on FISP expenditure in Northern and N-W provinces. Truth is agriculture has never been discouraged in these provinces. Northern province has been really coming up in farm output.

  6. Keep dreaming Madam Dora, under PF everything will always be wrong.
    And there is NO difference at all between so and so and Trible HH. Sides of the same coin.

  7. I don’t know why Dora is concerned about lawyers making off with client money. There’s nothing really shameful about it in Zambia for a lawyer to fo that.

  8. THIS WOMAN IS A PERPETUAL LIAR – HOW CAN WE AS ZAMBIANS ALLOW PEOPLE LIKE THIS IN PARLIAMENT ?? ONLY SOME FARMERS HAVE RECEIVED INPUTS. MOST RETIREES HAVE NOT BEEN PAID. ONCE AGAIN SHE IS BLIND TO THE FACT THAT SOLAR IS THE ANSWER TO OUR ELECTRICITY GENERATION – JUST BECUASE WE HAVE HAD RAIN IN THE PAST WEEK DOES NOT MEAN THERE WILL BE ENOUGH WATER IN RIVERS TO SUSTAIN ELECTRICITY FOR A FULL YEAR………………………………………

  9. In the audio I heard on ZNBC she said northern parts. Muchinga and Luapula Provinces were part of Northern Province.

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