Mushindamo, May21st,ZANIS– North western province
permanent secretary Willies Mangimela says the forth coming expo North west
Zambia themed “unveiling the hidden treasures “is an opportunity for
new districts to market their potential and improve economic activities in the
Mr Mangimela said Mushindamo is strategically
located with potential markets in Solwezi and Copperbelt locally as well as
Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo internationally.
He said if managed well, the natural
resources potential can bring alot of department in the district during the
Mr Mangimela said the Expo is a process and not an
event as investments should not end at the launch or climax of the Expo but
continue to produce the needed results.
The permanent secretary was speaking in Mushindamo today during the Expo North West Zambia district stakeholders consultative meeting.
And speaking at the same event , expo
coordinator Christopher Bwalya said the objectives of the expo is to ensure
investments in the province create employment, reduce human inequalities,
reduce poverty and improve lives of the people in the community.
Mr Bwalya said to achieve this, the Expo
coordinating committee has segmented the objectives into short, mid and
long term formats in order to have maximum results.
And Mushindamo district commissioner Emmanuel Chihili
said the theme of the Expo is meaningful to the district in order to market
it’s potential to both local and international investors.
Mr Chihili said the district is home to alot of
natural resources such as copper, cobalt and source to the Kafue and Lusuwishi
rivers that provide water to many districts across the country.
He added that the district is also marketing two
farming blocks in Kalilele and Mujimazovu wards which have potential to produce
high value crops and become home of Zambian agriculture.
The district commissioner however, noted that the
poor road network in the district has hindered people from accessing
natural resources or investing in the district.