ZAMBIAN GOVT TO SET UP TRACTOR MANUFACTURING PLANT

MUSAKA, The Zambian government says it will set up a tractor manufacturing plant in Lusaka’s Muti-Facility Zone to boost agriculture production in the country.

Commerce, Trade and Industry Ministry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame told a visiting delegation from Nigeria that the plant would also be manufacturing agricultural equipment for exports to neighbouring countries.

Siame added that Zambia’s agriculture sector showed promise and was slowly taking over from mining and likely to become the country’s main source of income.

She said the Ministry of Agriculture wanted to boost production of cassava for exported to the western part of Africa where it is a staple food.

The Nigerian delegation is in the country to study Zambia’s business sector.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK