CASHEW NUTS: AN ECONOMY CHANGER – ECL

By Tom Njovu:

President Edgar Lungu says Cashew nut farming is a game changer for Zambia.

And President Lungu has urged   farmers in Western province to grow cashew nut alongside other crops because it will allow them to have another source of income as they wait for cashew nut to mature.

President Lungu   says cashew nut crop is a high value crop that will create jobs for many Zambians.

The head of state said this during the launch of Cashew nut 2020 planting season and distribution of  6 million Cashew seedlings  in Sefula area of Western Province.

And a farmer of Sefula ,Singalamba Munyinda who is a beneficiary of the Cashew infrastructure development project said  she has already started seeing the benefits of growing Cashew nuts.

Mrs Munyinda said she will now be able to take her children to school and fend for the family

Whilst in Sefula President Lungu also toured fish ponds belonging to Muziwanjimo corporative a group made up of former members of  Linyunga dambo activist.

During the tour President Lungu said his government will continue uplifting people’s lives through programmes such as fish farming.

And a former Linyunga dambo activist Mushokabanji Wamui said his team is happy with the PF Government because they stand for the people.

Mr Wamui who is also the corporative chairperson said President Lungu has reached out to everyone including his group.

And speaking on behalf of the Barotse Royal Establishment  Dominic Lisulo said the BRE is happy with the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Mr Lisulo urged President Lungu to continue taking development to rural areas.

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