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Mongu MP call for oil exploration in Western Province

Economy Mongu MP call for oil exploration in Western Province

Mongu Central Member of Parliament Oliver Amutike has called for an oil exploration in Western Province following the recent discovery of oil in Namibia.

Mr. Amutike said that the potential of having gas and oil deposits in the province may be possible as the two countries sit on the same belt.

“Namibia just discovered oil deposits. Since Western sits on the same belt there are possibilities of having oil in the region as well”, Mr. Amutike said in an interview.

He told ZANIS that exploration of gas and oil would significantly reduce the cost of fuel for the country.

He has since urged government to explore the idea by engaging various stakeholders noting that the initiative is long term but would have future benefits.

“Although this is a long term undertaking in terms of benefits, government still needs to work with various stakeholders for oil and gas exploration in Western Province,” he urged

He further pointed out that the region is endowed with abundant natural resources which require exploration and which in turn will create employment.

And in a related development Mr. Amutike has called on youths in his constituency to take advantage of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and embark on various income generating activities rather than wait for hand-out from politicians.

He said it was disheartening to note that some youths were complaining that they needed money instead of acquiring skills in various entrepreneurship skills.

“You know I don’t know when this culture of receiving money every time will end among young people. Even in developed countries where the human development index is so high they don’t give out money to people who are able bodied. They invest in skills development”, Mr. Amutike stated.

He called on the youths who have benefited from CDF through scholarships at Mongu Trades to report and acquire skills that would enable them engage in productive activities.

9 COMMENTS

  1. YOU WANT TO DESTROY THAT BLESSED PART OF THE COUNTRY
    IT SHOULD BE A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRATION ALL THROUGH THE YEAR
    NOT JUST ONCE A YEAR FOR THE CEREMONY
    USE YOUR HEAD AND THINK OF POLLUTION ETC
    DUMB HEAD

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  2. So called oil exploration in North Western and Western Provinces have been going on for time immemorial. Apparently oil explorers end up “abandoning” the exploration after enriching themselves with precious minerals. The oil from grass saga is a good example that come to mind. That’s how precious mineral rich the area is.

  3. Hon MP… like someone has already said these explorations started even before independence. You should not worry about your promises of reducing oil prices by within hours of inauguration, because even there’s oil there it would take more than ten years to realize the benefits.

  4. Anytime kwa kuzizilika, masipa tuna ahao a musululo wena. No wonder you refused to donate K200 to purchase a coffin for a dead constituent who campaigned and voted for you. Kanti wena u sitoto yasazibi kuli lifa laluna Lita kwalulwa haselu “pumehile” kwateni?

  5. Exploration companies know exactly (from satellite data) in what areas to look. If they haven’t knocked on your door as yet, then there ain’t anything there!

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