Nsama district gets 6,000 bags of fertilizer

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Nsama district gets 6,000 bags of fertilizer

Kasama, July 10, ZANIS—Nsama district in Northern Province has received 6,000 by 50 kilogrammes (kgs) bags of Urea (top dressing) fertiliser in readiness for the forthcoming farming season.

The district is expecting to receive another 6,000 x 50 kgs bags of basal dressing fertilizer soon.

District Agricultural Coordinator (DACO) Mutende Musonda has disclosed that Nsama district is expected to produce more than 500, 000 by 50 kgs bags of maize from the 2012/2013 farming season.

Mr. Musonda has further disclosed that the early delivery of fertilisers and other farming inputs this year will encourage farmers to produce even much more crop in the next farming season.

He also said the removal of subsidies on fertilizer and maize will not diminish farmers’ zeal to produce desired food crops.

He also expressed happiness that government has planned to upgrade the Mporokoso-Kaputa road to bituminous standards.

Mr. Musonda added that the upgrading of the road will uplift the living standards of people in both Nsama and Kaputa districts.

He said people of Nsama district were happy that their area will benefit from the Link Zambia 8,000 road project noting that once the roads and bridges were completed, development will thrive in the area.

He noted that a good road network was an effective recipe for fostering economic growth in the district.

The DACO has meanwhile revealed that Nsama district was faced with serious lack of office and staff accommodation.

Mr. Musonda said the district was also facing low staffing levels which government should address without delay.

He has since called on government to expedite the construction of houses for public service workers because most of them need accommodation within the district.

He added that once houses are constructed, most civil servants will start staying in Nsama district thereby enhancing smooth operations of government in the new district.

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