—-Government has construct three livestock service centres in North-Western province at a cost of KR90,000 (K90 million).
Acting Kabompo District Agricultural Co-ordinator (DACO), John Phiri, says two of the livestock centres have been built in Kabompo district while the third one is in the newly created Manyinga district.
Mr Phiri named the centres in Kabompo as Mufuliwajamba and Samunga while Manyinga has Mundanya Centre that were constructed at a cost of KR30,000 (K30 million) each.
Mr Phiri was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kabompo today.
He disclosed that only shelters were remaining to be constructed and once completed, the three centres would be ready for commissioning.
Meanwhile, government has been praised for releasing KR476,000 (K476 million) towards the construction of a dam and a canal for irrigation purposes.
The dam would be built at Kasamba in Manyinga district.
This is contained in a Report by Kabompo District Development Co-ordinating Committee dated (DDCC) of April, 2013, and made available to ZANIS in Kabompo today.
The report states that once completed, the dam and canal would promote vegetable production and benefit 50 small scale farmers in the newly created district.
It further stated that the farmers would be allocated 0.25 hectare pieces of land each to do vegetable farming.
Acting Kabompo District Agricultural Co-ordinator (DACO), John Phiri, is optimistic that the promotion of vegetable gardening through the use of irrigation would create job opportunities and improve the livelihood of the people in Manyinga district.