The government has completed the installation of 30 solar powered hammer mills in Kazungula district.
Zambia Cooperative Federation – ZCF – Training Officer, Gift Kumwenda, has confirmed the development to ZNBC News in an interview, in Senkobo, during the commissioning of one of the thirty hammer mills.
And Kazungula District Commissioner, Pascalina Musokotwane, said the completion of the project, in the district, is indicative of government’s determination to eradicate poverty especially in rural areas.
Ms. Musokotwane said the solar powered hammer mills will enhance value addition on maize in the district.
She has however cautioned that only trained people should be allowed to handle the hammer mills to avoid unnecessary breakdowns.
Meanwhile, Kazungula District Farmers’ Cooperative Union Chairperson, Elias Muluwa, has thanked President Edgar Lungu, for the solar powered hammer mills initiative.
Mr. Muluwa said the hammer mills will help people cut on the distance they’ve been covering to grind their maize.