MAPALO LUPUPA, Shiwang’andu
MUCHINGA Province minister Malozo Sichone has urged people in the province to venture into fish farming to effectively contribute to the transformation of Zambia into a major fish exporter in the region.
And Chief Mukwikile of the Bemba people of Shiwang’andu district says unprecedented development projects that Government has put up in the district and chiefdom have eased the life of the local people.
Mr Sichone said people should invest in economic activities such as fish farming that have immense potential to improve their livelihoods and earn the country foreign exchange.
Mr Sichone said venturing into fish farming will also help to bridge the gap created by the fish ban that usually runs between December and February annually to ensure the country has enough fish to satisfy the local and international demand.
“Fish farming will also create employment for others in communities,” he said.
He said that he observed that demand of various types of fish like the tilapia was high during the ban, hence people can come in and supply the commodity within Shiwang’andu and other districts.
Meanwhile, Chief Mukwikile has commended Government for the massive development taking place in the district.
The traditional leader challenged his fellow traditional leaders to take a leading role in initiating development projects in their chiefdoms.
“I am delighted that the developmental projects being done are helping my subjects to have a better life,” chief Mukwikile said.
Chief Mukwikile called on government to consider building more health posts in the area to cater for the growing population.