President Lungu in Chisamba for 2nd Agritech Expo

AgrieTech Expo 2015
AgrieTech Expo 2015

President Edgar Lungu is in Chisamba district where he is attending the 2nd Agritech Expo.

The Expo is aimed at bringing together producers of agriculture machinery and farmers.

The President landed at the expo around 11:25hours in the company of Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda and his special advisor for politics Kaizer Zulu.

Zambia National Farmers Union -ZNFU- Manager for Membership and Agri-Business Coilard Hamusimbi says the President is touring to see what technology is on offer for developing the sector in Zambia.

He says ZNFU- says exposing farmers to appropriate technology in the agriculture sector is key in improving productivity.

Mr. Hamusimbi adds that this year’s event has attracted over 140 companies both local and foreign.

He says about 25 foreign companies from countries such as Spain, Germany and Italy among others.

Mr. Hamusimbi says improving productivity and efficiency in the sector is also key to improving exports.

He says the platform also brings together farmers and financiers for the mechanization process.

He adds that the shortening of the rainfall pattern needs new forms of farming for productivity levels to be maintained.

Mr. Hamusimbi further notes that this year’s event has for the first time included the livestock section and an SME zone.

Meanwhile, The Evangelical Youth Alliance has advised President Edgar Lungu to ignore attempts by some sections of the media to sway him from focusing on real issues affecting the country.

Alliance President Reverend Moses Lungu says a named Tabloid newspaper seems geared to disturb President Lungu’s government from performing.

Reverend Lungu says the Tabloid newspaper is already trying to split President LUNGU from some of his assistants at State House by alleging that they are engaged in illegal activities.

He told ZNBC news in Lusaka today that so far President Lungu has governed the country in a right way and Zambians are likely to give him another mandate in 2016 elections.

Mr. Lungu said this in a walk in interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka.