PRESIDENT LUNGU COMMISSIONS ZAFFICO POLE TREATMENT PLANT

IT IS A JOYOUS OCCASION TODAY AS I COMMISSION YET ANOTHER MONUMENTAL PROJECT; THE POLE TREATMENT PLANT BY ZAFFICO HERE ON THE COPPERBELT. THIS MILESTONE DEMONSTRATES THE PF GOVERNMENT’S VISION TO TRANSFORM THE COUNTRY INTO AN INDUSTRIAL HUB THEREBY GUARANTEEING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COUNTRY.

THE POLE TREATMENT PLANT WILL MAKE THE COUNTRY SELF-RELIANT IN MEETING THE LOCAL DEMAND FOR THIS PRODUCT WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO THE NATION’S WEALTH CREATION AND THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PEOPLE.

FOR A LONG TIME NOW, ZESCO AND THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AUTHORITY (REA), THE MAIN BUYERS OF TREATED POLES HAVE BEEN IMPORTING THE POLES AS THE LOCAL MARKET HAS BEEN UNABLE TO SUPPLY THE REQUIRED QUANTITIES. THIS SCENARIO HAS RESULTED IN THE EXTERNALISATION OF RESOURCES.

WITH THE COMMISSIONING OF THIS PLANT, I AM CONFIDENT THAT ZAFFICO WILL BE ABLE TO FLOOD THE LOCAL MARKET WITH REQUIRED QUANTUMS OF THE POLES.

I THEREFORE WISH TO URGE ZESCO, REA, ZAMTEL AND OTHER LOCAL COMPANIES WHO ARE THE USERS OF THIS PRODUCT TO PROMOTE IT BY BUYING FROM ZAFFICO.

ZAFFICO’S SURVIVAL IS SOLELY DEPENDENT ON THE SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COMPANIES. OUR INDUSTRY WILL ONLY BECOME SUCCESSFUL WHEN ZAMBIANS BEGIN TO RALLY BEHIND LOCAL COMPANIES.  LET US PROMOTE OUR OWN FOR US TO ACHIEVE OUR DESIRED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

I AM AWARE OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND INTENTIONS TO PARTNER WITH ZAFFICO, I AM THEREFORE DIRECTING THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (IDC) TO ENSURE THAT THE PROPOSED PARTNERSHIP IS EXPEDITED AND BROUGHT TO FRUITION.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:

 INDEED, ZAFFICO HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A SUCCESS STORY FOLLOWING ACHIEVEMENTS THIS PUBLIC COMPANY HAS SCORED IN THE RECENT PAST, UNDER THE PF GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT IS HAPPY TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY’S SUCESSES.

AS SUCH, MY GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE AN ENABLING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COMPANIES TO THRIVE.

IT IS GRATIFYING TO NOTE THAT ZAFFICO IS A SUCCESS STORY TODAY BECAUSE IT HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE PREVAILING CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.

THE PERFORMANCE OF ZAFFICO IS CLASSIC PROOF THAT LOCAL COMPANIES CAN PERFORM AS GOOD AS FOREIGN COMPANIES ONCE THEY EMPLOY APPROPRIATE STRATEGIC PLANS FOR THEIR GROWTH AND SURVIVAL.

TODAY’S WORLD IS DYNAMIC HENCE FAILURE TO ADAPT SPELLS DOOM FOR COMPANIES WHICH CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN THEIR COMFORT ZONES.

I THEREFORE URGE OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES TO EMULATE ZAFFICO BY FORMULATING STRATEGIES AIMED AT PROMOTING COMPETITION AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE GROWTH OF THESE ENTERPRISES.

MY GOVERNMENT WILL NOT HESITATE TO TAKE STRINGENT MEASURES ON PUBLIC COMPANIES WITH POOR PERFORMANCE DUE TO LACK OF INNOVATION.

AS I CONCLUDE, I WISH TO URGE ZAFFICO TO CONTINUE VENTURING INTO OTHER VALUE ADDITION AREAS IN A BID TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC GROWTH.

LET ME ALSO USE THIS OPPROTUNITY TO COMMEND YOU FOR THE GOOD WORKS YOU ARE DOING IN KAWAMBWA. THROUGH YOUR COMMITMENT TO CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, YOU HAVE UPLIFTED THE WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE OF KAWAMBA DISTRICT.

IT IS NOW MY SINGULAR HONOUR AND PRIVILEGE TO OFFICIALLY DECLARE THE ZAFFICO POLE TREATMENT PLANT COMMISSIONED.

CONGRATULATIONS ZAFFICO FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

I THANKYOU

 

 

 

 

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