FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE CHIEFDOM DEVELOPMENT
Traditionally, the people of Chibwika chiefdom have been hunter/gatherers. It is only relatively recently that we settled down and began engaging in crop agriculture and economic pursuits like trade. With this in mind, although we have great economic potential, we are seriously underdeveloped in this area.
Chibwika chiefdom is endowed with mineral deposits of copper, cobalt, iron and traces of gold as well as semi-precious stones like quartz and amethyst, which are begging for investments and extraction. There are also large forest reserves that produce timber and honey and fertile soils that support a wide range of crops. The proximity of the chiefdom to Angola makes us a potential trading partner with Angolan businessmen. The long history of relationships that exist between the people of Chibwika and our cousins in Kazombo, Kaluunda and Dilolo in Angola is yet another reason while we should be given a Free Trading Zone status by the Government of Zambia. Below is more detailed discussion of the main economic sectors in the chiefdom.