Lufwanyama November 9, ,2019, ZANIS –--  Government says it will continue investing heavenly in agriculture training institutions across the country in order to scale up the number of qualified personnel in the sector.

Agriculture minister Michael Katambo says his ministry will enable the country come up with a lasting solution to the current negative climatic condition faced by farmers by increasing a number of well qualified staff in the system.

He said this in a speech read on his behalf by ministry of agriculture human resource director Morgan Malambo during the Zambia Centre for Horticultural trainings 52 graduation ceremony in Lufwanyama district on the Copperbelt Province.

The minister further reaffirmed government’s commitment in addressing various challenges the institution was grappling with.

Mr Katambo emphasised that the country can never achieve its vision of economic diversification if agriculture institutions are not fully developed, hence the need to support them.

 And ZCHT College principal, Joseph Phakati, thanked government for it is continued commitment in improving the training standards at the institution.

Mr Phakati further urged graduants to ensure translating the acquired knowledge into practice if the country is to benefit from them.

Meanwhile, Lufwanyama district Commissioner, Miniver Mutesa, commended the Zambia Centre for Horticultural trainings institution for managing to produce over 30 graduants in different agriculture related programmes.