|Katete District in Eastern Province - Zambia|
Katete District Commissioner Eleman Mwanza has urged people in the district to work hard and be patriotic as a way of appreciating the attainment of independence by freedom fighters.
Mr Mwanza was speaking at the 46th Independence Day celebrations held at the show grounds in Katete yesterday.
The DC said the improvement of the economic and social status of Zambian citizens was dependent on a population which was able to produce food and appreciated efforts put in place by government.
Mr Mwanza said the 2010/2011 farming season was likely to produce another bumper harvest due to the increased number of beneficiaries under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) which was expected to be over 20,000 in Katete alone.
Mr Mwanza also pointed out that the district was benefiting from government’s developmental projects being carried out across the country such as building of road infrastructure, schools and health facilities.