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CEEC announces plans for Lundazi ginnery

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka
THE Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) intends to construct a cotton ginnery in Lundazi to help develop the cotton sub-sector in the district.
CEEC director general Likando Mukumbuta said Lundazi has great potential for cotton development.
Mr Mukumbuta said in the Zambia National Farmers Union weekly brief availed to the Daily Mail that once completed, the ginnery will be able to provide employment to the local community.
“CEEC intends to construct a cotton ginnery in Lundazi district because the district has great potential for the commodity,” he said.
Commenting on the development, the district farmers association (DFA) vice-chairperson, Digani Nyirenda, commended CEEC for the development and for involving the association to spearhead the process as the main stakeholders.
He also said over the past few years, cotton farmers in Lundazi have experienced a lot of challenges, such as poor commodity prices for the seed cotton and poor extension services led to the commodity growing in the district being at the verge of collapsing.
On the Copperbelt over 100 farmers in Ndola’s Dag Hammarskjold new airport construction site have cried foul over Government’s intention to compensate them with only K7,000 per hectare without finding alternative land as earlier promised.

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