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Embrace fish farming, Veep urges Lumamwa residents

VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has challenged people of Lumamwa community in Samfya district not to engage in bad fishing methods but rather embrace fish farming to improve their livelihoods.
Mrs Wina, who was speaking at a Patriotic Front (PF) rally at Chishikishi Primary School in Samfya, said people can earn a living from fish farming.
She said residents in the Lumamwa fishing community should refrain from using mosquito nets to catch fish as this could deplete fish in lakes and rivers.
Mrs Wina also cautioned parents against child marriage and sending of young boys into fishing camps, saying children need to go to school.
The Vice-President was in the area to drum up support for Anthony Kasandwe, the PF candidate in the August 6 Bangweulu parliamentary by-election.
She told the people that Government wants to open up the rural community and connecting it to the boma through road construction.
Mrs Wina said other projects due for implementation in Lumamwa are construction of a health post as part of the 650 health facilities under construction countrywide, and connection of water to Chishikishi Primary School.
In the Vice-President’s entourage were Luapula Province Minister Benson Kapaya, Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi and Minister of Home Affairs Davis Mwila. – ZANIS

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