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NCZ meets fertiliser distribution target

By KALOBWE BWALYA
THE Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) has produced and distributed its targeted 10, 000 tonnes of fertiliser for the 2020-2021 farming season.
NCZ chief executive officer William Mwale said the company had managed to meet its fertiliser target for Kafue, Chilanga and Chongwe districts.

Mr Mwale appealed to Government to consider increasing the allocation to the company as it had capacity to produce up to 50, 000 tonnes.
He said this yesterday when Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo toured the company.
Mr Mwale said as part of the country’s Seventh National Development Plan on diversifying the economy, NCZ had intensified the production of fertiliser to grow the agriculture sector.
“As a company we have managed to produce and distribute D Compound,” he said
Mr Lusambo assured the company that he would engage the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that the allocation to NCZ was increased in the next farming season.
He said once the allocation was increased it would create more employment opportunities for the people in the area.
Mr Lusambo said to promote economic growth Government was supporting farmers with farming inputs to ensure high productivity which would lead to food security.

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