Mangango, July 18, 2019, ZANIS… Vice President Inonge Wina says Agriculture is a main thrust of the country’s economic development.

The Vice President says there is need for support in agricultural activities to turn the sector into a business that will improve the livelihood of the people especially in the rural areas.

Speaking today in Mangango when she visited the Zambia National Service (ZNS) irrigation scheme, Mrs Wina said any soil in the country can be productive if well utilized.

She noted that there is need to use old ground water to enhance agricultural production.

The Vice President said she is encouraged with the Zambia National Service (ZNS) engagement to boost production in the agriculture sector and pledged Government support to the service so that more people especially in the rural areas can be captured.

She said a lot of people in rural area depend on agriculture hence the need to support them.

Meanwhile, the Vice President has also visited the ZNS health facility to appreciate the operations at the health institution.