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PRESIDENT Lungu with Zambia State Insurance Corporation managing director Charles Nakhoze (right) during a tour of the 59th Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural and Commercial Show stands in Kitwe yesterday. PICTURE: SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

Buy local goods

PRESIDENT Lungu has challenged mining companies to be innovative and diversify power consumption patterns by taking the lead in investing in energy generation projects to ease pressure on hydropower to contribute to economic development.
And President Lungu has directed all public institutions and mining houses to support the development of the productive sector by procuring locally-manufactured goods.
President Lungu said in Kitwe yesterday that mining companies should embrace the use of alternative sources of energy such as solar and thermal power to increase their productivity.