ZNFU congratulates President elect HH

 ZNFU congratulates President elect HH

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has sent a message congratulating Zambia’s 7th  Republican President elect Mr  Hakainde Hichilema on his resounding victory in the just ended general elections.

ZNFU president Jervis Zimba said that the union has no doubt that with President Hichilema’s strong agricultural background, the country’s agricultural sector should brace to head towards a reduction in the cost of inputs and real growth in production and productivity.

Mr Zimba said that Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and livestock at over 28% employment contribution to the country, remains the country’s highest employing sector of the economy and further growth entails more jobs being created and in turn more people earning a living wage.

He said a flourishing agriculture sector talks to economic growth, and this underlines what the ZNFU believes in.

“We want to tell President Elect Hichilema that the agriculture sector in General and the ZNFU in particular, will collaborate closely with your government to ensure agriculture growth; increased production and productivity and producer empowerment are attained,” he said.