• History

    Luapula province is one of Zambia's ten provinces, and is located in the north of the country. The provincial capital is Mansa. Luapula Province was named after the Luapula River.

  • Culture

    The Culture play a very significant role in Luapula and Zambia at large and is closely linked to traditional and culture.

  • Wildlife

    . Across the entire province are a number of wetlands that host some of the rare species in the entire world like the black Lechwe and the shoebill stock..

  • Waterfalls

    The vast water resources of Luapula provide potential for various economic activities associated with sustainable water usage, such as hydro power generation, agriculture and irrigation systems.

  • Mining

    Luapula has got so many economic avenues. In the area of minerals many parts of Mansa (which is the provincial capital) has abundant manganese which is even graded as super manganese in the world.

  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure serves a central delivery mechanism in achieving sustainable economic development and in the generation of quality social-economic development in the country. Infrastructure still remains a major challenge to growth, economic diversification and human development in Zambia.(SNDP, 2010).

  • Tourism

    The province is a preserve for tourism. Its keys features for tourist attraction are the Samfya Beach, Bangweulu swamps, the eight waterfalls, Lusenga Plains National Park, and traditional ceremonies like the Mutomboko.

  • Agriculture

    Luapula Province does not have commercial farmers despite the area having adequate arable land and water resources.The province has favorable climate and soil for palm oil trees. Luapula has than 90,000 indigenous and 30,000 fully grown hybrid trees of palm trees.

  • News

    Umutombok Traditional Ceremony

    The passionate Umutombkok ceremony dance of conquest performed by his royal highness Mwata Kazembe every last week of July each year is the minor through which the history and cultural heritage of the Lunda Kingdom is reflected.

    The passionate Umutombkok ceremony dance of conquest performed by his royal highness Mwata Kazembe every last week of July each year is the minor through which the history and cultural heritage of the Lunda Kingdom is reflected.

    Govt to construct houses for defence personnel in Luapula

    THE government has identified land for the construction of houses and offices for security and defence personnel in six districts of Luapula Province. The districts include Mansa, Milenge, Kawambwa, Samfya, Mwense and Mwansabombwe respectively

    This is contained in the 2013 action report of the first quarter Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) released to The Post by the Luapula provincial administration. In Mansa, the land would be allocated once it is surveyed, demarcated and beaconed most likely by September 2013.

    Thirty percent of Zambia's water resources are in Luapula

    The province is the water haven, with high aqua concentration. Rainfall levels are high throughout the province with the Northern plateau and the Bangweulu swamps receiving the highest. The rainfall levels are ideal for agriculture activities.

    The four major physical features of the province include the valley that run parallel to the Luapula River, Lake Mweru and Bangweulu. Lake Bangweulu has swampy areas to the east and south as well as beautiful and clean sand of Samfya beach on Lake Bangweulu, making the beach one of the best in the world, and a prime area for any type of resort facilities.

    Luapula: A haven of investment opportunities

    Luapula Province has abundant opportunities for tourism development, agriculture and mining. The province has good arable land and rainfall patterns as well as abundant water resources. It is endowed with some of the unmatched natural wonders in Zambia

    Across the entire province are a number of beautiful waterfalls and wetlands that host some of the rare species in the entire world like the black Lechwe and the shoebill stock. Luapula is also very rich in culture whose traditional ceremonies have become very popular tourist attractions.

    Mwewa calls for commercial farming in Luapula

    AGRICULTURE deputy minister Rodgers Mwewa has wondered why Luapula Province does not have commercial farmers despite the area having adequate arable land and water resources. Mwewa, who is Mwansabombwe PF member of parliament, said it was disappointing that some people never wanted to take up farming on a commercial basis despite having enough land conducive for agricultural activities.

    He said Luapula farmers were no different from those in Central and Southern provinces but wondered why every farmer wanted to belong to a cooperative to benefit from the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), a government initiative aimed at empowering vulnerable but viable farmers with farming inputs.

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