Luapula Province Minister NICKSON CHILANGWA has urged civil servants in the Province to participate in the various agricultural out grower schemes as a way of creating another income stream for themselves.
Mr. CHILANGWA explains that civil servants should not just depend on their monthly salary but embrace the agriculture revolution that is happening in Luapula Province to earn more money.
Mr. CHILANGWA who was accompanied by Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament KABASO KAMPAMPI was speaking when he addressed government workers at Mabel Shaw Girls Secondary School.
He cited the Sunbird Bioenergy Africa cassava project, Kawambwa Yea, Consolidated Farming Limited, Mansa Sugar Company, Kawambwa Sugar Company, Mansa Chilli among others as some of the companies running the outgrower schemes in the Province.
Mr. CHILANGWA further stated that growing pine and eucalyptus is another money – spinner that public service workers should consider venturing into.
The Minister also announced that the Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has extended its cassava out grower scheme to cater for selected areas in Mwansabombwe Constituency.
And Mr. KAMPAMPI who was recently elected as MP for the area has pledged to always consult from the constituents in order for him to deliver development in Mwansabombwe.
Mr. KAMPAMPI thanked the civil servants for voting for him in the recent Mwansabombwe by – election.