Tuesday, June 25, 2024

President Hakainde Hichilema Calls for Increased Farming to Attain Food Security

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President Hakainde Hichilema, while at the Naminwe ranch in Namwala, urged fellow citizens to actively engage in farming activities to achieve food security and bolster the nation’s economy. The President’s call comes as he recognizes the significance of individual and household level farming in ensuring a prosperous and self-sufficient Zambia.

During his visit to the Naminwe ranch, President Hichilema personally inspected the herd and participated in various farming tasks. Expressing his views on the matter, he underscored the critical role that farming plays in achieving food security and fostering economic growth.

“As citizens of this great country, we must prioritize farming activities at an individual or household level,” President Hichilema stated. “This is the surest way of attaining food security and enhancing economic stability.”

The President emphasized the need for public officials, including himself, to dedicate more time to productive economic activities. He expressed his optimism that, while in office, the government would lead by example and devote increased attention to agricultural practices.

“Farming has always been more than just a hobby for me; it is a serious business and a source of self-employment,” President Hichilema remarked, reflecting on his personal commitment to agriculture. “I encourage all citizens to embrace farming and participate actively in securing our nation’s future.”

The call from the President highlights the government’s commitment to address food security challenges in the country. By promoting farming activities, citizens can contribute to the nation’s economic growth and reduce reliance on food imports.

President Hichilema’s vision for a self-sustaining Zambia aligns with his promise to foster inclusive economic policies and prioritize the welfare of the nation’s people. Encouraging citizens to engage in farming not only boosts food production but also provides opportunities for income generation and job creation in rural areas.

“Let’s all get involved and work together to solve the challenges facing our nation. By embracing farming, we can ensure a prosperous and food-secure future for Zambia,”President Hichilema said.

8 COMMENTS

  1. If your government can’t buy soyabeans at a good price this year then shut up! You’re wasting our time. You don’t know the anguish that you have caused farmers this year.

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  2. Increased farming when its getting very expensive to do farming…HH is using Farming as a front otherwise his main source of income is getting kickbacks especially from Mining companies…..He hounded Lilian Siyunyi from office so that he can appoint his puppets and continue stealing from the Mines

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    • And Mutembo Nchito – who hounded him out of office to appoint his puppet Lilian Siyunyi to give immunities? Let’s be fair, guys.

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  3. KKKKKK WITHOUT FERTILIZER HOW SHALL FARMERS PERFORM,IT IS MORE LIKE TEASING .MINSTER OF AGRICULTURE NO VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AND DON’T EVEN BLAME MILERS OVER HIGH PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL BECAUSE THIS IS A WELL KNOWN FACTOR,WHAT THE GOVT SHOULD NOW DO IS TO SUBSIDIZE SINCE THEY WANTED TO PLEASE THE FARMERS.THIS IS JUST LOGIC,THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL WILL CONTINUE TO RISE SO LET GOVT COME IN AND SUBSIDIZE BUT AGAIN IMF TATULEKE KKKKKK MMMMM BWAFYA TUPENGELE BADAAAA.

  4. How can people farm without capital. Your government needs to help them help themselves. Many unemployed youth should be pushed into farming

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  5. And how many times does he visit his farms. It seems he misses or would rather be farming. Let him say before next election so that we start looking got new leader to replace him. Even my uncle can stand

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  6. He used to scream “paya Farmer” yet he’s the one that has now completely finished the sector. FRA has started to close some depots because there’s no maize. Soyabeans farmers are being turned away because depots aren’t accepting soyabeans despite the announcement that his government will buy at K6 per kg. So who’s going to listen to what he says? No sane person can take him seriously

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