By Felix Katyetye
President Hakainde Hichilema has announced that government through the Public Service Micro Finance Company (PSMFC) has increased funding for loans to public service workers.
In his facebook post Mr. Hichilema said the increase is meant to enable public service workers aquire all forms of farming inputs, livestocks and other mechanisation equipment.
” We have injected an initial K300 million into the PSMFC to ensure an immediate uptake and an increased agricultural production in the coming farming season,” Mr. Hichilema said.
He further revealed that his government has granted access to service men and women in uniform to access the empowerment funds.
And that he is confident that moving forward, it is expected that the injected funds into the agricultural sector will play a crucial role in transforming Zambia into a more self-sufficient and prosperous nation.
“Public service workers and members of the military are encouraged to seize this opportunity to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector and, in doing so, contribute to the overall development of the country,” President Hichilema said.