Mansango Farm Block successful bidder to be announced soon

MINISTER of Agriculture Given Lubinda says a successful bidder to manage the Mansango Farm Block will be announced soon after the conclusion of an effective evaluation process.
Mr Lubinda said in an interview yesterday that the name of the successful bidder will be announced to the public after 14 days upon conclusion of the evaluation.
“Local bidders are encouraged to take part in the bidding so that they do not feel left out. The bidders, whether local or international must present a feasible business plan and show the ability to develop the larger than ordinary commercial farms,”he said.
Mr Lubinda said the running of the block will be in private hands and that the bidder must work in line with Government’s agenda of bring development in the country.
“Government is not giving 5 to 50 hectares to foreign competitors but 51 to 100 hectares, 101 to 500 hectares, 500 to 1000 hectares, 1000 to 5000 hectares and 5000 to 10,000 hectares to both local and international bidders capable of effectively running the farms,”he said.

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