PS advises Show Society
Chipata, February 14, ZANIS ——- Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala has called on the newly constituted Show Society Committee to seriously consider tackling issues of illegal plots allocation at the show grounds.
Mr Mushala noted that the show ground is in a poor state because it was marred with illegal allocation of plots hence the need for the newly established committee to overcome the vice.
The Permanent Secretary was speaking during the annual general meeting for Eastern province show society held at Wildlife hall in Chipata district this morning.
Mr Mushala said that the committee should remain open to workable suggestions and solutions so that they could bring the show grounds to an acceptable standard.
He stated that the show grounds should be a place of exemplary for business functions and hosting of agriculture and commercial show.
“I want to reiterate the mandate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to provide guidance to the show society and ensure that issues pertaining to their core functions as committee are adequately handled, “he said.
Mr Mushala said that there was need for the committee to ensure that they put up strategies that would entice stakeholders to appreciate the economic gains of participating in shows
He stated that show society plays an important role in the agricultural calendar of the province hence the need to give it the seriousness it deserves.
And speaking earlier Eastern province outgoing Show Society Chairperson Jonathan Banda observed that there was need to sensitize stakeholders to take part in the provincial show.
Mr Banda stated that low participation of the private sector and government institutions during provincial shows has remained a challenge in organizing the event.
He has since pledged to support the newly formed committee to bring the show grounds to its acceptable standards.