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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Revamping of industries cheers freedom fighters

Rural News Revamping of industries cheers freedom fighters

Mansa District Freedom Fighters Association, Cyprian Mulonda has commended President Edgar Lungu for revamping Kawambwa Tea and Munushi Bananas Scheme in Luapula Province.

Mr Mulonda observes that the two industries have been key in the development of Luapula Province.

“Industries are important for development and the coming of these two industries will change lives as our children will now find employment,” he said.

Mr Mulonda pointed out that a lot of people in the province had lost hope of seeing the two industries revamped saying President Lungu has shown good leadership of transforming people’s lives.

Mr Mulonda disclosed that following the closure of most industries in the province after privatization, most households were left in abject poverty as a lot of people lost their employment.

“We are happy with these developments as freedom fighters and apart from revamping industries in Luapula Province, many other companies are coming on board and this will change the economic status of the province,” he observed.

Meanwhile, Mr Mulonda has appealed to government to consider coming up with an empowerment programme for freedom fighters in the country if they are to live decent lives.

He stated that most freedom fighters are languishing in poverty as most of them do not have any stable income.

“We are very few freedom fighters that have remained, you our children and our leaders should take care of us through any means possible,” he said

Mr Mulonda has since urged Zambians to continue embracing peace as the country goes to the polls in August this year.

26 COMMENTS

  1. ‘The two industries have been key in the development of Luapula province?’
    Really? Fishing is the most important industry in Luapula. Tea production ended in the 1990s and the Kawambwa Tea scheme was leaking money and needed the Zambian taxpayer to keep it going. What development did it bring? I agree we need industries but not for their own sake.

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  2. SO, WHERE IS THE IMAGE FOR MUNUNSHI BANANA SCHEME. I CAN ONLY GUESS THAT THE IMAGE ON TOP IS THE KAWAMBWA TEA PLANTATION AS IT HAS NOT BEEN ANNOTATED/LABELLED. YOU MEAN THE WHOLE LOT OF ZAMBIA HAS GOT NO PROPER JOURNALISTS TO SERVICE THIS LT?

  3. The youngest freedom fighter at independence is now 75 years old. The question is, where have you been all these years if you are still looking for government to look after you? Freedom fighting was not a pensionable job. People had other jobs while they fought for freedom and when they got independence they were all rewarded with jobs like District Secretary, District governor, provincial political secretary, Member of central committee etc. They squandered their estate in loose living and now they want to be looked after? ‘A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’ says the good book.

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  4. @1 THE SAINT, IT’S WE ZAMBIANS THE CONSUMERS WHO KILL OUR OWN INDUSTRY. WE LOVE IMPORTED STUFF EVEN IF THEY ARE INFERIOR TO OUR OWN PRODUCTS. SO, HOW DO YOU EXPECT YOUR INDUSTRIES TO FLORISH IF YOU DON’T BUY FROM YOUR HOME-GROWN INDUSTRIES? WE ZAMBIANS HAVE A VERY DEEP INFERIORITY COMPLEX. IT’S HIGH TIME WE ZAMBIANS CHANGED OUR NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS OUR HOME GROWN PRODUCTS. OTHERWISE, DO NOT EXPECT TEA AND BANANAS FROM KAWAMBWA TO BUY THEMSELVES.
    GROW ZAMBIAN, BUY ZAMBIAN AND EXPORT ZAMBIAN.

  5. Really laughable …these freedom fighters have been on earth long enough to see that the tea plantation talk always springs up during election year

  6. Indeed Kawambwa has seen the revamping of the tea company and many have been employed. Besides that, there is cassava grows scheme …people are growing cassava to supply to the bio enegry company

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  7. Never heard freedom fighters from Luapula province still alive with us. They would be chocked to death to hear people like Chitalu Chilufya, one of their own distributing poisonous medicines in Zambia. Is that the freedom fighting they are on about?

  8. Ow please. Show us job creation first. Show us how much it has added to the economy. Show us GDP growth. Do not praise a failure. How many years has LUNGU been in power and how has the Kawambwa tea production benefitted Luapula Province? Wake up Bena Filesi Fisi! This chap is a joke! Its election time and he is bribing you. He will be leaving State House!! He’s gone!!

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