Kalulushi Mayor bemoans lack of land for investment

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Kalulushi Mayor Haword Simpemba says luck of adequate land for investment has hindered development in the district.

Mr Simpemba said this in Kalulushi during the familiarization tour of the new District Commissioner Kampamba Mulenga with the organizations and mines in the area.

The Mayor told the investors that government would soon find a suitable land for development as it supports investments that comes in the country with a good vision and creates jobs for the people.

He noted that most companies in Kalulushi were failing to expand their business due to inadequate land as the area is either surrounded by forest or the mines.

Councilor Simpemba disclosed that 90 per cent of land in Kalulushi was a forest and a mine area.

Bell Equipment Service Manager Ryan Castle said though his company’s Ware house was shifting from Kalulushi to Kitwe along Chingola road, where it would be serving the Sub Sahara region there would be a lot of opportunities for the population of Kalulushi.

Mr Castle said his company still had a heart for the people of Kalulushi and therefore, it will give first priority of jobs to the people in the area because continuity had to be there.

And Yatu Tea Managing Director Modi Chapotamo said his company’s only challenge was luck of a Tea plantation because the company needs a thousand hectares of land for tea plantation which would create not less than 500 jobs for the locals.

He said it was important to have a plantation in this country as Kawambwa tea was long gone.