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Stakeholders Consultative Meeting.

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 region. 

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 Expo. 

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. 

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Checked/wen-pio

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