Government through the Cashew Infrastructure Development Project (CIDP) is constructing a five kilometer feeder road in Kalabo district.

The road construction project is costing K5 million.

Kalabo District Commissioner Fridah Luhila has disclosed that the road is meant to ease the transportation of cashew products to markets.

Mrs. Luhila said the gravel road will pass through the 140 hectare Nalusheko cashew plantation and extend towards Malasha farming block.

She said the road construction project has been awarded to Henan Overseas Engineering Limited Company, which is already on site.

She said cashew farmers would be able to harvest and transport their products to bulking and processing centres.

Mrs. Luhila expressed optimism that the road would boost enterprises of nurseries, plantations, storage, processing and marketing of cashew value chain products.

Government, through Ministry of Agriculture, is implementing a five-year cashew project in Kalabo and nine other selected districts of Western Province at a total cost of US$55.4 million.

The mega project is anticipated to revive the cashew subsector fortunes and contribute towards the country’s food security, economic growth, poverty reduction and improved household income through improved cashew production, processing and marketing.

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