Chief Kashiba happy with Govt
Chief Kashiba of the Lunda people in
Mwense district of Luapula province will mobilize his people to vote for
President Rupiah Banda in the forth coming elections.
This due to the
success the MMD government has scored especially in the agricultural
The there have been major improvements in the agricultural sector
in the last five years leading to concurrent bumper harvests.
Kashiba told Agriculture and Cooperatives Deputy Minister Allan Mbewe that the
current current government's agricultural policies have proved
The Deputy Minister had paid a courtesy call at Chief
Kashiba’s palace over the weekend.
According to the traditional leader,
his chiefdom has experienced increased crop yields over the years resulting in
most of his subjects being food secure.
Most of the people have now
realized that their livelihoods can only be improved through
The Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), which the
government has been implementing in the last few years, has turned the fortunes
of the people of Kashiba.
This is why Chief Kashiba is now mobilising his
people to vote for President Rupiah Banda in the forth coming
The Deputy Minister meanwhile says Luapula and Northern
Provinces will in the next five to 10 years surpass the other provinces in the
country in terms of agriculture because of favourable weather and climatic
The two provinces are endowed with good soils, reliable water
sources and good weather conditions necessary for agricultural
Agricultural production trends in Northern and Luapula
provinces have shown a steady increase over the last few
Government is encouraging small scale farmers in the area to work
hard as there is no any other way in which they can improve their livelihoods
without engaging themselves seriously in agriculture.
30/05/11 09 31 hours