The Luapula Expo, is the provincial administration flagship investment initiative working with all Members of Parliament from Luapula and fully supported by The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Over 300 investors with interest to invest in Luapula from Europe, Asia, South Africa and Zambia will attend the event which will officially be opened and graced by President Lungu)

And as the Luapula Expo draws closer, Provincial Minister Nickson Chilangwa has shared key projects for each of the 11 districts.

This overview aims to bring to the fore, programs/projects which will spur economic activities in Luapula Province


– Fish caging
– Developing Samfya into a tourism and conference hub of choice
– Developing a solar 10MW power project
1. Milenge
– Completion of the electricity grid project into the district
– Upgrading of the Kasanka – Milenge into an all –weather road
– Connecting Milenge to Ndola via Sakanya
– Developing of Mumbotuta into an integrated project area to include hydro- power plant , tourism and irrigation scheme.


– Mansa Sugar Plantation and Crushing plant
– Mansa Chilli Plantation and processing plant
– Africa Vision to develop a wheat and Soya farming project
– Solar Power Project
– Development of an economic zone

3 Lunga

– Fish Caging/fish farming
– Feasibility and implementation of climate change resilient programme
– Developing of channels and canals development programme
– Feasibility study on connecting Lunga to the mainland via Mpanta in Samfya


– Upgrade of the Nchelenge to Chienge through to Kaputa
– Fish Caging and aquaculture
– Tourism development
– Turning Chipungu/Lupiya border post into a one stop birder facility

5 Nchelenge

– Fish Caging/ aquaculture development
– Developing the Nchelenge/Kilwa island tourism circuit
– Development of the Kundabwika integrated project to include hydropower, tourism , irrigation hydropower
– Expansion and development of the Nchelenge rubber project
– Revamping of the Chabilikila goat Scheme.


– Fish caging development in Katotoma area
– Forest expansion of the softwood plantation and saw milling
– Feasibility studies on the development of sugar plantation and crushing plant
– Livestock programme upscaling under Heifer International
– Palm oil production


– Expansion of the Isubilo palm oil project and the commissioning of the refining plant
– Development of a one stop border facility at Chalwe near Kashiba
– Construction of a bridge across the Luapula river at Chalwe (feasibility studies underway)
– Development of Mambilima integrated hydropower project on the Luapula river (feasibility studies underway
– Bring to a positive conclusion the Mununshi banana saga


-revamping of Kawambwa Tea Company
-Expansion of ZAFFICO forest plantation
-Luena Farm Operationalisation with two anchor projects i.e Sunbird and Navabarat
-Kalungwishi Hydro Power Project


-Establishment of an industrial yard/park
-revisit the Mansa batteries complex/project
-establishment of a cassava plantation with an outgrower scheme by Agro-pro
-Zambian Breweries Cassava Project.


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