The Central Province Administration is concerned that only 19 percent of Zambians own land.
Provincial Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe says the province is trying to take the lead by empowering Zambians with reasonable pieces of land where they can conduct their farming.
He says the provincial administration is opening up land with a minimum of five hectares.
Speaking during a conducted tour of selected Farms in the Mkushi Farm Block this afternoon as part of the 2018 Province’s Investment Forum and Expo, Mr. Kabwe said the province has vast and untapped land for farm blocks.
He says the Nansanga Farm block is not active and called on local and foreign investors to take advantage of the opportunities there.
And United Nations Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan said the provincial administration has done a good job of exposing the investment opportunities to the world.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mines Paul Chanda says there is a mining firm that is currently conducting feasibility studies on the mining of Gold and base metals in Central province.
He says the mining firm will soon conclude the feasibility studies and before setting up a Mine.
Mr. Chanda said this during the on-going Central Province Investment Forum and Expo in Kabwe.