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Industrialization key to reducing poverty – DC

Economy Industrialization key to reducing poverty – DC

Government has emphasized the need for industrialization in creating decent jobs for the people and in reducing poverty.

Kasama District Commissioner, Kelly Kashiwa said industrialisation holds the key in creating employment opportunities for the youths.

Mr. Kashiwa said industrialisation is a pathway to reducing poverty and accelerating the country’s transition into a middle income country.

“Industrialisation has been instrumental in the economic development of the country, and the process has improved productivity and allowed for mass production, which has in turn increased standards of living.” he said.

The District Commissioner said this when he officiated at the Labour Day award ceremony for employees for of China State Construction Company in Kasama today.

He stated that government attaches great importance to employment creation as the top most strategy for ensuring stability and overall growth.

Mr. Kashiwa has since commended the contractor for recognizing the effort of its workers who are doing delivering development for the people of Kasama.

“It is encouraging to see contractors recognising the efforts that workers input in ensuring services delivery for the people of Kasama” he said.

And Chambeshi Water Supply and Sanitation Company Managing Director, Lackson Simumba explained that the company is doing its best to provide employment to more people in the region through the industrialization agenda.

He explained that the company which is the biggest employer in Northern and Muchinga provinces is also planning to create 200 new direct jobs through the initiatives it will undertake of constructing a bottling plant, chemical plant and a mini hydro power station.

“Chambeshi is implementing a number of projects in the region as part of our diversification agenda with the potential of providing over 200 new jobs through the water bottling plant the chemical plant and the mini hydro power station that will be set up in both Northern and Muchinga provinces” he said.

Mr. Simumba further commended the company for recognizing the contribution of its staff stating that it is a right step in motivating workers.

Meanwhile, China State Construction Project Manager Goody Gu praised the outstanding relationship that China and Zambia has continued to enjoy.

Mr. Good has further promised to deliver quality water project for the people of Kasama.

“Zambian workers are helping us with their sweats and hard work. All Chinese staff of China State for this project will work together with Zambian workers. And we must give Kasama people a high quality project” he said.

The company which is constructing the 27 million dollars water and sanitation project in Kasama and Mbala has given out award in form of bicycles to the five best performing employees while the rest have been given a 2.5 litres of cooking oil, 2 kg sugar and 25 kg bag of mealie meal.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Very wise words. Pf is putting this into action. My self I am looking to invest in industry based sectors so that we can employ our own people.

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  2. Talking about industrialization for the last 10 years …huge loans acquired and nothing pumped into …just making foreign manufacturers wealthy

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  3. Talking about industrialization for the last 10 years …huge loans acquired and nothing pum ped into …just making for eign manufacturers wealthy

  4. This is the news I like to read from leadership in Zambia. Not politics all the time but development. As a country, we have all the natural wealth it takes to transform the country into one of the most prosperous Sub-Saharan nations. The time has come to stop exporting raw materials which are sold back to us as high-priced, value-added products “Made in China” etc. We must create our own manufacturing industries for quality products and services – this will not only create jobs but also uplift the standards of living for our people.

  5. WHITE ELEPHANTS NOTHING WILL COME OF THEM FOR ZAMBIA
    OBVIOUSLY THE TRADE OFF WITH THE CHINESE WILL BENIFIT THEM GREATLY
    THIS PF STILL HAS TO RECOGNISE THIS ……….

  6. WH1TE ELEPHANTS NOTHING WILL COME OF THEM FOR ZAMBIA
    OBVIOUSLY THE TRADE OFF WITH THE CH1N1SE WILL BENIFIT THEM GREATLY
    THIS PF STILL HAS TO RECOGNISE THIS ……

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  7. THIS GOVERNMENT ALSO NEEDS TO RECOGNISE THE LGBT COMMUNITY
    THIS IS SOLELY FOR THE TROLL THE BORN AGAIN ???????
    WHO IS DENYING GODS CHILDREN THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN SOCIETY

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  8. It’s true that pulic works have been shown to be the most efficient way to create jobs, but I hope Zambia will approach this intelligently, leapfrogging some of the West’s inefficient heavy industry to focus on leaner, more lightweight, sustainable and high-value inititiatives.

  9. What is industrialisation?
    It is changing the copper ore that you dig up into bullets, copperwire, kitchen sinks etc and then exporting or using these finished products-It is certainly not exporting the copper to other countries after mining it. It is also utilising that copper in goods you manufacture in your country i.e. if you are MANUFACTURING or assembling cars in Livingstone you make use of your own copper.
    It is growing fruits like cocoa then turning the cocoa into chocolate in your own industries and selling the finished product: Chocolate. It is growing fruits taking them to local factories where you turn them into wine and retailing that wine. It is growing coffee beans and turning them into coffee which you sell on local and foreign markets.
    Do we have a government that has…

  10. Do we have a government that has planned for such utilisation by creating the economic atmosphere for the creation of the cited industries above? If govt members’ obsession is pocketing tax money and not planning for the future of the nation, this wont happen.

  11. How does a cabinet minister like Kambwili was, boast about the numerous businesses and cars that he has instead of telling us how he facilitated the creation or construction of industries for Zambians when he was in cabinet? Why doesnt our present government sontapa ma industries it has facilitated or even constructed on its own like China and the Soviet Union did or has done? Most of the time its because we the voters use the wrong values to judge them on. And then we elect them based on how flashy their car is, how expensive their suit is, how huge their mansion is, Have they displayed the kind of brain a developing country needs to transform itself?

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