THE Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural and Commercial Show (CMACS) Society is refining its policies to set the stage for next year’s exhibition, says chairman London Mwafulilwa
Mr Mwafulilwa said the society was planning a better show for the exhibitors and other show goers next year so that they could also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the society together.
The chairman, who could not give details about next year’s event, only said show goers should expect the best because it would coincide with the society’s 60th anniversary commemoration.
Mr Mwafulilwa said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that a number of plans for next year’s show had been made in consultation with the exhibitors and other stakeholders, but that it was premature to release anything to the media before all the committees of the show society submitted their reports.
“I can’t tell you much now but what I can say is that plans for next year’s show which will coincide with our 60th anniversary are under way. The plans are obviously aimed at making the 60th anniversary the best show for both the exhibitors and other show goers,” he said.
Mr Mwafulilwa also said the show society last week held a meeting to discuss a number of things aimed at improving the operations and strengthening the relationship with Government, exhibitors and other stakeholders.
“The show society will also engage various ministries over the show. The ministries will include agriculture, commerce, mines and many others,” he said.
And Mr Mwafuliwa said the show society would soon engage the office of the Copperbelt provincial minister Bowman Lusambo over President Edgar Lungu’s assurance to include the tarring and paving of the roads and walk ways in the show grounds under the C400.
Mr Mwafulilwa said during the official opening of CMACS this year, President Lungu had committed Government through the provincial minister that under the C400, Government would do the tarring and paving of some roads in the show grounds.
He said that the tarring and paving of roads and walk ways in the show grounds would go a long way in supplementing the efforts of the show society.