BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Kalumbila
THE installation of 10 solar-powered milling plants in Kalumbila district in North-Western Province has started.
Government, through the Zambia Cooperative Federation, has started installing the milling plants countrywide and North-Western Province has been allocated 128, of which five are for milling cassava.
Kalumbila district commissioner Robinson Kalota said in an interview that a Chinese contractor has moved on site to start erecting slabs for the milling plants.
Mr Kalota said about 200 jobs will be created for the local people during the construction period and about 50 permanent employment opportunities will be created when the plants become fully operational.
“The clearing of sites has already been done and the Chinese contractor is in the district and has moved on site to do the slabs,” he said.
Mr Kalota named the areas where the solar-powered milling plants are being installed as Kakhoji, Chovwe, Shitungu, Manyama and Lumwana East.
Others are Senior Chief Mukumbi’s palace, Chief Mumena’s palace, Mutanda Research Centre, Kyansununu and Mushingazhi areas.