JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Zambian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries intends to invest one million dollars ($1 million) in each Aqua Park across the country’s North-Western Province.
The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr David Shamulenge recently told media their aim is to invest in fish projects in the region to ensure that they contribute to national development.
As part of this initiative, the Ministry will make loans available for small, medium and large scale aqua farming in four districts in the province which include Solwezi, Kasempa, Zambezi and Mwinilunga.
“We are going to advertise for the loans with regard to the same aqua parks from small-scale, medium to large scale,” said Dr Shamulenge.
The government wants to see every Zambian participate in the programme.
Dr Shamulenge also said the ministry will hand over two motorbikes and a vehicle to motivate aqua farmers to increase productivity.
Provincial Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo expressed happiness and mentioned that the project will create employment for the local people in the province once it is fully edged.
“And let me assure to you that we will not sit idle as provincial administration but we will be making follow ups on this project,’’ he said.
Beneficiaries of the projects have been urged to use the facilities provided cautiously, and enhance their livelihoods.
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