Southern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga has said livestock farming in Namwala should be enhanced because of its great potential to contribute to the economy of the district.
Dr. Mulenga said some countries depend on livestock for their economy adding that Zambia should do the same because she was blessed key economic sectors such as livestock farming and other natural resources.
He said both Zambian and foreign investors should exploit these natural resources.
He was speaking in Namwala yesterday when he addressed heads of government departments at the District Commissioner’s office.
Dr. Mulenga further said there was need to deploy a lot of Veterinary Assistants to Namwala district so that livestock farming could be enhanced.
And speaking at the same function, Namwala District Commissioner Gevar Nsanzya said his district had carried out a lot of livestock vaccination programmes.
Mr. Nsanzya said last year, the district carried out vaccinations against foot and mouth and corridors diseases.
He said about 2,990 animals were vaccinated against corridor diseases while about 1,050 were against corridor disease.
Mr. Nsanzya has since appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to reopen all the 54 dipping tanks for cattle in the district.
He said only 13 were currently operational.
In another development, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga has expressed happiness with workers at Namwala district hospital for their punctuality and commitment to duty.
The Permanent Secretary was speaking when he made a surprise visit at Namwala district hospital in the company of Namwala District Commissioner Gevar Nsanzya.
And Dr. Mulenga also appealed to Namwala District Education Board Secretary’s (DEBS) office to improve the passing rate in the district.
He observed that generally, the passing rate in Southern Province had gone down as compared to past years when the region usually came first in the country.
Dr. Mulenga has since commended the Namwala District Commissioner for working hard in organising the district.
He was happy with most government departments which he said looked organized.