Mwomboshi scheme to start next month

AGRICULTURE Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo (left) visiting Mwomboshi Dam in Chisamba on Friday. According to engineers, the dam is expected to have increased volume of water by November 2020. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

CONSTRUCTION of the US$16 million Mwomboshi irrigation scheme to benefit about 7,000 small-scale and 12 commercial farmers is expected to start next month.
Touring Mwomboshi dam last Thursday in Chisamba, Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo said during the initial stage, about 3,200 hectares will be irrigated out of the 5,500 hectares.

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