Kawambwa, September 26, 2019, ZANIS---Minister in the Office of the Vice President Olipa Phiri has reiterated need for concerted efforts in dealing with effects of climate change. 

Ms Phiri says climate change affects everyone, hence the need for all to play their part in dealing with effects of climate change.

She cited droughts that have resulted in food shortages and low water levels in rivers as some of the signs of the effects of climate change which needs to be dealt with.

ZANIS reports that Ms Phiri said this when she officiated at this year's Chishinga Malaila Traditional ceremony of the Chishinga people of Kawambwa District.

She says there is need for farmers to adopt climate smart agriculture like conservation farming if the country is to continue producing enough food.

Ms Phiri has since pledged governments’ continued commitment to attract investment in Luapula Province.

She cited Mansa Sugar the company employing over 1, 000 people as one such investment that the government has brought in the province

She observed that more companies like Kawambwa Tea, and Sun Bird are still in an infancy stage and that more people are expected to benefit once fully operational. 

Earlier, Senior Chief Mushota of the Chishinga people of Kawambwa District warned the youths on the use of social media saying social media if not well used has the potential erode youths of their morals.

Speaking through his spokesperson Musonda Mushota, the Senior Chief has since called on the youths to use natural resources in the chiefdom prudently for a secure future. 

Senior Chief Mushota has also bemoaned the poor state of feeder roads in his chiefdom saying there is need to work on the roads.

He has further called on government to build a bridge that connects his chiefdom and Chama saying doing so will ease connectivity between the two chiefdoms. 

Hundreds of people joined the people of Chishinga in celebrating the Chishinga Malaila Traditional ceremony.