Aller Aqua is to build a USD 10 million fish feed plant in Zambia, with a capacity of 50,000 metric tons (MT) per year.
President Edgar Lungu will commission the new plant when construction starts in April 2016
The factory will be the biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa and is expected to be ready within a year.
According to Fisheries and Livestock Permanent Secretary David Shamulenge, ongoing investment in the fisheries and aquaculture industry, will enable the country to offset the 42,000 MT fish deficit and become a net exporter.
Fisheries director of Yalelo fisheries, the foremost pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, says the plant will employ three hundred local people in addition to the three hundred workers his own firm employs.
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