Mwense Town Council Chairman Richard Kafwanka has appealed to Zambian Breweries and other organizations to explore the potential which the district has in cassava production.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Mwense, Mr. Kafwanka who is also a cassava farmer said there is readily available cassava in the district but there is no market where farmers can sell.
He said this following the pronouncement that government has started buying cassava as many farmers prepared the service which is now going to waste.
Mr. Kafwanka appealed to Zambian Breweries which is currently buying the commodity not to limit its purchase to Mansa district but cast the net wide to cater for other areas in the province.
He said most people in the district grow cassava on a large scale as a source of income as opposed to maize hence the appeal.
The council chair added that, if farmers are assured of the market for the commodity, the province can become a hub for cassava production.