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HH: We will invest in our farmers

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unnamed (1)When it comes to the UPND’s plan to fix the economy we proudly place agriculture front and centre.

Farming is one of the greatest areas of opportunity for us as a nation. It provides many answers as to how we can move Zambia forward and can be a great source of national pride.

We believe the PF has let farmers down with late delivery of inputs and payment. They have invested very little in agriculture, despite borrowing billions on international markets. This is why many of our farmers are struggling and why we are also seeing rising food prices that are hurting our people.

As UPND we will fix it. We will see farmers get higher yields by reducing the price of inputs, such as fertiliser and seed, and ensuring timely delivery so our farmers are able to plan with confidence.

We will lower food prices by increasing productivity. Drawing on our experience in farming we will set up training centres and invest in extension services, as well as increasing access to affordable credit, including cattle loans for our youth.

We will help our farmers to access the market of more than 600 million people on our doorstep across the COMESA, EAC and SADC region. A UPND Government will oversee investment in value-addition to transform raw groundnuts to peanut butter, cotton to cotton seed oil, soybeans to soy oil and soy cake, and maize to mealie meal and maize bran. You will be able to buy food and products that are Zambian from farm to fork under UPND.

Farming not only puts food on the table and creates jobs, but if we invest in the sector and support our farmers then we can drive our whole economy forward.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President

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13 Responses to HH: We will invest in our farmers

  1. KiKiKiKi this picture. HH is a real kachema sure, look the way his sult that place. yaba this picture has brocken my libs

    PRIVATISATION
    August 3, 2016 at 6:43 am
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    • How do you expect lungu to look after people with honesty when he can not even look after a single animal, even a simple dog; Lungu has never owned one!

      11 August ni forward chabe.

      Chagwa must fall at ever cost. People should know that dictators are not easy to dislodge from power because they get into power by force and so they must also be removed by force.”Those who gain power by throwing stones get removed by stone throwers, by gun get removed by gun,by democracy, get removed by democracy or force if become dictators.”

      Therefore since lungu got into power by violence, only violence will remove Lungu from power. Zambians need to get together and fight this Lungu tyrant with force it deserves if voting is rigged in his favour.

      Better die a hero fighting for injustice than die like a fly upon being slapped by Lungu.

      For Zambia to regain its freedom and real independence from Lungu, it must fight lumgu’s evil minority forces with huge numbers to out number them. Zambia has about 6500 men and women in unform of which 25% support this Lungu madness against 9million active people. Who can win the fight? Remember an armed man has two eyes in front, two ears on sides, two hands and two legs. He can not see whats at the back, if one limp is taken out, he is incapable of using tools of oppression to the fullest. If surrounded by 4 people a gun totting man can only manage to kill one, seriously wound one while the other two will finish off.

      People in Turkey subdued the army, so the same can happen in Zambia if Zambians want to get back from selfish political groups like PF and Lungu’s stooges.

      VIVA UPND AND GBM team.

      Ni forward chabe.

      wanzelu
      August 4, 2016 at 7:01 am
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  2. Well said HH. Govt should indeed invest into farming where the majority of our people earn a living. The PF govt concentrated their efforts in building roads where they stole large sums of money from lucrative govt road contracts. This should stop and looting of govt public funds must stop. Forward with HH and UPND

    Mwila
    August 3, 2016 at 8:13 am
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  3. For sure he is a kachema and he has vision for the country.

    stop fight
    August 3, 2016 at 8:58 am
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  4. Let’s stand for change Zambians.

    stop fight
    August 3, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    • What’s the news regarding privatising the remaining state companies, HH enlighten us

      mjb
      August 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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    Mubotu
    August 3, 2016 at 9:22 am
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  6. Imagine giving hh opportunity to run the country, in just two years Zambia will grow the way it never has the past forty years. The guy is so practical, serious hard working man. Look at how he has developed himself for his family? Others just spend time drinking, he is working. His wife relates easily with rural as with urban city conditions.

    I believe you hh!!!

    Common Criminal
    August 3, 2016 at 10:41 am
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    • Zambia can go block if u don”t know just in 5 month,

      PRIVATISATION
      August 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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  7. Nomba ig’ombe shine ukonda mwe

    beginner in politics
    August 3, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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  8. So, this guy has no idea that what he has said, ECL is already doing?

    OneNation
    August 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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  9. Anybody who promises to invest in our farmers deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to fix the economy and proudly place agriculture front and centre deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to improve delivery of inputs and payment to our farmers deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to invest a lot in agriculture, instead of borrowing billions on international markets deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to lower food prices by increasing productivity in Zambia deserves your vote.
    Anybody who plans to draw on his experience in farming to set up training centres and invest in extension services, as well as increasing access to affordable credit, including cattle loans for our youth deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to help our farmers to access the market of more than 600 million people on our doorstep across the COMESA, EAC and SADC region deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to let government oversee investment in value-addition to transform raw groundnuts to peanut butter, cotton to cotton seed oil, soybeans to soy oil and soy cake, and maize to mealie meal and maize bran deserves your vote.

    Anybody who plans to make us be able to buy food and products that are Zambian from farm to fork deserves your vote.

    Vote for this person next week because farming not only puts food on the table and creates jobs, but if we invest in the sector and support our farmers then we can drive our whole economy forward.

    Farming is one of the greatest areas of opportunity for us as a nation. It provides many answers as to how we can move Zambia forward and can be a great source of national pride

    Agriculture is central to economic growth and development in Zambia.
    If we make Agriculture a dominant sector it will contribute to improvements in Zambia’s GDP, employs a lot of jobless Zambians in towns and contribute in the growth of other sectors of the economy.
    The agriculture sector can provides many people with vast employment opportunities in Zambia. Lots of people shun agriculture because our policies do not support farmers enough. If we can make farmers among the richest in Zambia, lots of people will be encouraged to divert in this direction and consequently resolve our national food security issues.

    The agriculture subsector component which includes many important crops and just Maize. The performance of agriculture sector in Zambia should not just be dependent upon weather condition but also upon investment in Agriculture technology especially in all provinces where we have timely availability of input (water) through our rivers. Driving between towns in Zambia we should only see developed forestry or crops.

    In spite of Zambia being a remote and land-locked location, Zambia can be relatively successful as an agricultural exporter.
    The tax collected through agricultural lands can be one of the main sources of income for the government which in turn can be used to protect the welfare of the Zambian people.

    Although what I am articulating sounds like an impossible dream, the solution lies in us voting wisely and coming up with sound policies and investing in agriculture.

    Investing is the process of making your money work for you, instead of simply sitting safely in the back, and it is increasingly a necessity of modern life.

    By investing our national treasuries wisely we can make a profit that we can then re-invest or put aside as a nest-egg. A good return on an investment can maximise earning potential.

    Dr Imasiku Liamunga
    August 4, 2016 at 6:07 am
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  10. l am concerned citizen
    my focus is on Agriculture and how it can bring our limping economy back to normal our fertile
    land,our rivers,lakes
    and dams can make
    our kwacha become
    stronger and every
    citizen access three
    meals a day if utilized
    in a proper way

    jutley
    May 1, 2020 at 2:42 pm
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