Mushanga, Kabwe get province moving


CENTRAL Province Minister Sydney Mushanga and provincial permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe have committed themselves to providing unprecedented leadership in transforming the region into a viable investment and economic hub.
The two top government leaders are also calling for renewed vigour among public service workers and other stakeholders if Central Province is to take advantage of its potential to spur development, economic growth and attract both local and foreign investors.
Mr Mushanga said during the Central Province Development Forum at Boma Conference Hall recently that the region is endowed with natural resources which should be prudently and sustainably exploited to promote economic growth and development.
“The province has so many opportunities in agriculture, mining, tourism … today, we come together to reflect on these opportunities so as to start attracting local and foreign investors,” he said.
Mr Mushanga said different stakeholders should realise, agree, commit themselves and be patriotic in advancing the cause of Central Province and its people.
He urged public service workers to be focused and determined in discharging their duties to serve the public well.
And Mr Kabwe implored stakeholders to promote development and investment in the province.
Mr Kabwe said the investment potential Central Province has in agriculture, agro-processing, tourism, mining and other sectors should be exploited to transform the region into an economic hub.
Mr Kabwe said it is by tapping into the resource endowment and investment potential that many jobs will be created in the province.
He said the central location, fertility of land for agriculture and untapped potential in different areas are key to transforming Central Province into an economic hub.
“The key word for Central Province from the bottom of my heart is teamwork,” Mr Kabwe said. “If we move as a team, we will achieve, and this is what I want to see here in Central Province.”
In their contributions, stakeholders called for a common economic and development agenda which will ultimately facilitate the transformation of the province and uplifting the living standards of the people.

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