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Ministry of Commerce and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame has urged the private sector to ensure they add value to agricultural products.

Ms Siame said this through Ministry of Commerce Economist Njaame Mwila during the Solidaridad Sugar Stakeholders meeting in Lusaka.

The Permanent Secretary said that Government has facilitated the development of farming blocks to ensure value addition.

Meanwhile, Solidaridad Country Manager Angela Mulenga disclosed that the Sugar Sub-sector only accounts for three to four percent of the total National Gross Domestic Product-GDP.

Ms Mulenga said the sugar sector offers action-oriented means to achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals targets, such as ending Poverty.