Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people has encouraged farmers to use locally produced commodities as a way of boosting the country’s economy.
The traditional leader said promoting locally produced commodities will not only support the local economy help to create jobs for the youth.
Paramount Chief Chitimukulu said compound D fertilizer that the United Capital fertilizer supplied to farmers in the region under the Farmer input support program (FISP) has produced good maize cobs.
“From what you have seen in my field, I think you can tell that the fertilizer is effective, my field has set an example of how good the fertilizer is,” he explained.
He said this when a delegation from United Capital Fertilizer paid a courtesy call on him at his place in Mungwi District.
And Northern Province Agriculture Coordinator, Sylvester Nyendwa reiterated the importance of locally produced products.
Mr Nyendwa explained that local commodities help to trace production and ascertain the quality of fertilizer that is produced.
He said United Capital fertilizer was contracted to supply 14,747.25 metric tonnes to Northern Province which was delivered in full by the end of December.
The PACO also commended management of United Capital Fertilizer for being consultative with the provincial office in the distribution of fertilizer to the people.
Meanwhile, United Capital fertilizer Regional Manager for Northern and Muchinga Provinces, Chewe Mulenga said he is impressed with what is obtaining on the ground.
Captain Chewe who was in the province to check on the performance
of the fertilizer indicated the company’s readiness to supply the commodity in the next farming season.