Villagers in Mwansabombwe-Luapula have been asked to develop an interest in keeping cattle and discard the belief that they were not suited for the task.
Mwansabombwe MP Rodgers Mwewa has implored people in his constituency to support livestock farming to enable them benefit from the programmes that were aimed at bringing development.
Mr Mwewa was speaking on the sidelines of the livestock development programme launched and organised by Heifer International Zambia in Luapula.
He said taking cattle to the area was a step in the right direction especially that the people of the area were known to be fishermen and not herdsmen.
He hoped that people would now develop interest of keeping cattle and stop depending on fishing alone as an economic activity. Mr Mwewa also thanked Chief Mwata Kazembe for supporting the introduction of cattle rearing in his chiefdom.
Government recently launched the K13 million Luapula livestock development programme aimed at empowering people of to keep livestock. The project, which is co-financed by Government and Heifer International Zambia, targets 20,000 households in the region, of which 20,000 chickens, 20,000 goats and about 40 cows would be donated to the beneficiaries in the region.