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Gwembe to have 4 modern irrigation schemes

Rural News Gwembe to have 4 modern irrigation schemes

Government has, with support from cooperating partners, embarked on the establishment of four irrigation schemes in the Gwembe district.

The irrigation schemes are aimed at helping tackle the challenge of poor crop yields as a result of the adverse weather conditions in the valley area.

Gwembe District Commissioner, Timothy Siakaziba said works on the establishment of the irrigation schemes have already advanced with industrial boreholes already having been sunk in the area.

Mr. Siakaziba has disclosed that once fully operational, the irrigation schemes will facilitate full production.

He observed that most of the areas in the hilly terrain of the district continue to face water challenges thereby affecting crop production.

He told ZANIS in Gwembe district that experts are already on the ground working on the irrigation equipment which will utilize modern technology.

‘’This is in line with government policy to establish irrigation schemes in the difficult terrains where there are no natural water bodies. You will appreciate that Gwembe experiences perennial hunger because the rainfall pattern in the Gwembe valley is not favourable for crop production,’’ he said.

Mr. Siakaziba further explained that the areas that are targeted to benefit from the irrigation schemes are those that are worst prone to drought.

The drought prone area have always exposed the people to food insecurity.

Meanwhile, the District Commissioner revealed that UNICEF has provided funds for the drilling of nine boreholes to help ease access to safe and clean drinking water by local communities and government institutions in the area.

He said the drillers are already on sight adding that schools and health facilities will also benefit.

21 COMMENTS

  1. So those partners have actually PAID for it all, and the horrible PF government will provide the LOADSHEDDING!

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  2. Excellent development right in the upnd bedroom. Our t.o.nga bredren and sisters need to ask themselves what tribal hh has done for them. Completely nothing!

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  3. The situation is really improving. ECL is keeping the promises he made. After the other parts of the country, Gwembe district will also see transformation in agriculture soon.

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  4. A great step to help small scale farmers to adapt with climate change and increase production, especially in valley area.

  5. It is now just a matter of time that agriculture production in the area will increase manifold. The irrigation scheme will bring much needed relief to the farmers in hilly area.

  6. These irrigation schemes can only be described as the right scheme at right time with right objective.

  7. Irrigation is the most crucial part of agriculture and it is even more important in the hilly area like this. I am happy that government has created the irrigation facility for the farmer here.

  8. This is the sign of good days ahead. This is the sign of performing government, who needs change when ECL is there!

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  9. Why do you want everything from others? Do some legwork to get the information. All of it is available on the internet.

  10. CENTRE PIVOTS GIVEN TO SMALL SCALE FARMERS
    IF THAT IS THE CASE IT WILL FAIL>> DO THEY REALISE THE COMPLICATIONS OF RUNNING A CENTRE PIVOT THE COST OF ??
    ZESCO ALONE WILL BE 1 Mill A MONTH
    TELL US WHO THE STAKE HOLDERS ARE THEN WE WILL BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO ACCESS

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  11. MAYBE NEXT IT WILL ZAMBIA AIRLINESTO PARTY CADRES
    WELL IT AMOUNTS TO THE SAME THING
    BOTH INTRICATE AND TECHNICAL OPERATIONS TO MASTER

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  12. ECL means well to all peoples of this country called Zambia. Come August 12, he has my vote. I will never vote for a party that beats up people and destroys their property. When people see a UPND roadshow moving in their direction, they are now running away from them for fear of being beaten up. Along Zambezi road, street vendors were beaten up and told they were the ones who vote PF. Mobile telephone booths were also turned upside down as those who tried to resist were insulted and beaten up.

  13. With ECL, it is proven tomorrow will be forever better, no turning back. Keep it up PF, avoid violence as much as you can, it is too cheap.

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  14. WELCOME TO HELL FELLOW ZAMBIANS IF THIS PARTY IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE WHICH AS OF NOW IS VERY VERY DOUBTFUL

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  15. I will look at your Gwembe irrigation scheme after elections, why is it coming in the tenth year of your rule, suddenly in an election year you have realized that Gwembe is drought prone, too late the hero. The fly over bridges were more important for you with super spreader commissioning, a NO for me. Repost this story after elections and we will look at it

  16. Remember the once huge irrigation scheme that operated in Gwembe district and especially for the cotton crop? I have reason to believe what is being aimed at is reviving the scheme and nothing new!

  17. Taking development everywhere even those who gave pf 200 votes out of 39000. That show you how ECL loves Zambia

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