NCCL invests U.S $70 million  in coffee   

Northern Coffee Corporation Limited (NCCL) has invested over 70 million United States Dollars in the last 10 years in its five coffee estates currently running in Northern Province.

NCCL Director,  Medu Medappa disclosed that the company has a total of about 2, 100 hectares of cultivated coffee out of a total acreage of 7,200 at its five estates.

The estates include Kateshi, Ngoli, Luombe in Kasama district, and Nsunzu and Isanya in Mbala district.

Mr Medappa told ZANIS in Kasama that the company is currently in search of more land for it to expand its investments.

He added that Olam International Limited has prioritized its investments in Zambia due to the prevailing conducive business conditions.

Meanwhile, Kasama District Commissioner,  Elizabeth Goma said government will support investors such as Olam International Limited which has invested in the agriculture sector.

NCCL Safety Health and Environmental Officer,  Boyd Kanene disclosed that the company has a strong corporate social responsibility which has seen it investing back into the community to the tune of over 260, 000 United States Dollars.

Mr Kanene said NCCL focuses its corporate social responsibility in areas such as health, education, and youth and women empowerment.