FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has commended the Road Development Agency (RDA) for improving the road network in the country.
And Mrs Lungu says she will continue supporting women empowerment projects throughout the country.
The First Lady said this after touring stands at this year’s 89th Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show.
Mrs Lungu said Zambia could only develop through an improved road network as it would ease the movement of goods and people.
She urged RDA to continue working hard in connecting the country to neighbouring countries. Mrs Lungu also said she was impressed with the involvement of women in small-scale mining activities.
The First Lady, who was accompanied by Ms Gertrude Mutharika, wife of Malawian President Peter Mutharika during her tour of the stands at the agricultural and commercial show, said she was encouraged by women’s resolve to venture into economic areas largely dominated by men.
Earlier President Edgar Lungu toured Keegy Company that was promoting agricultural mechanization equipment as well as stands for State Lodge farm and Lumwana Mine.
President Lungu said he was impressed by a goat breeding project. And when he toured the Zambia National Service (ZNS) stand, President Lungu said Government would enhance the capacity of ZNS in order to improve and spur agricultural productivity in the country. President Lungu was accompanied by Minister of Agriculture Given Lubinda, Commerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, among other Government and show society officials.
President Lungu was impressed with the ZNS vegetable demonstration plot where they were piloting enhanced local seed varieties.