President Edgar Lungu’s eyes are fixed on developing the country. He continues to work and unveil projects that are benefitting ordinary Zambians.
Yesterday, he was at it. From unveiling 82 housing units for law enforcement officers at Lilayi Training Camp to the commissioning of projects that will bring food on the table.
THE HEAD OF STATE WRITES
I flagged off the commencement of the construction of thirteen (13) milling plants under the Presidential Milling Plants Initiative which will be located in the following areas.
• Kaoma in Western Province,
• Monze and Mazabuka in Southern Province,
• Chipata in Eastern Province,
• Mpika in Muchinga Province,
• Solwezi in North Western Province,
• Mumbwa and Kapiri Mposhi in Central Province,
• Luanshya and Kalulushi in Copperbelt Province,
• Mansa in Luapula Province,
• Chongwe in Lusaka Province and
• Kasama in Northern Province.
This is a great milestone in the actualisation of the Patriotic Front government’s pro-poor policy aimed at ensuring that the lives of the majority of our people in the rural areas are bearable.
Once completed the #millingplants will accrue immense benefits to our rural communities by reducing the cost of production for our staple food, create job opportunities for the local people and reduce transport costs which will ultimately reduce prices for mealie meal and other maize products.
My government is resolved to addressing discrepancies in the mealie meal price which are evident especially in our country’s rural areas. There is no reason at all for the mealie meal price to remain high when maize is locally produced.
It is in our interest to ensure that we eliminate hunger especially among our hard working brothers and sisters in rural areas through these initiatives.