CATHERINE MUMBA, KATONGO LUMPA, Lusaka
MINISTRY of Defence permanent secretary Stardy Mwale says defence personnel can help ensure food security in the country.
And speaking during his first visit to the Zambia Army as newly-appointed Ministry of Defence permanent secretary on Wednesday, Mr Mwale said defence personnel have only been providing security to the country when they can also contribute to ensuring food security.
â€œOne of the issues that I have spoken to them about is that quickly, we will get into agriculture. We have land, human resource and beautiful weather patterns. So I believe these men in uniform can also help in agriculture, especially that maize is needed in many countries,â€ he said.READ MORE