Vice President Inonge Wina has called for an active involvement of youths in timber business in Senanga district.
Speaking during a meeting with Senanga District Commissioner, Mrs Wina said the district is a timber producer and the business should help in benefiting the local people.
She noted that Timber has the potential to create jobs for youths and be able to transform the district.
“Timber business has a potential to create jobs and we should see to it that more youths benefit from the timber job creation,” Mrs said.
Ms Wina said the Patriotic Front (PF) government has transformed Senanga district and brought development since 2011 as evidenced by the projects being implemented.
The Vice president was also pleased to note that developmental projects being implemented in the district are based on climate change.
“We are happy to learn that people of Senanga are highly involved in projects such as the pilot project for climate resilience (PPCR), the cashew project. These are responding well to climate change in the district,” She stated.
Mrs Wina further noted the positive response from the COVID-19 vaccination roll out in the district which has received overwhelming response and called on the district health staff not relent in fighting the pandemic.
“We are here in order to listen to the concerns of the civil servants and learn more on how government can partner with traditional leaders in bringing development,” She said.
Meanwhile Senanga District Commissioner has commended President Edgar Lungu for not leaving Senanga behind on its developmental agenda.
Ms Mubuyaeta said the cashew infrastructure development project has 6,324 beneficiaries in the district.
“Another climate resilient project in the department of Agriculture has distributed 1,220 goats to farmers across the district,” she added.
And Former Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Martin Malama who accompanied the Vice President called on young women in the district to emulate Mrs Wina’s dedication to bringing development in the country.
Dr Malama said all citizens must preach the one Zambia one nation motto as a way of combating violence.
“We are one people despite many tribes in the country and as such we must love each other,” Dr Malama stated. Earlier the Vice President also addressed Senanga residents and encouraged them to desist from engaging in violence especially during the election period.