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Chilanga

CHILANGA
Mission Statement: To transparently provide effective, efficient and consultative services

Constituency
1 Constituency and 10 wards

Demography
Total Population 107,051
Males: 53,863
Females: 53,188
Households: 21,853

District Administration Structure
The District is headed by the District Commissioner and is assisted by District Heads of Government departments while the Council Secretary is responsible for the Local Authority. Chilanga like most towns across Zambia was called a “township”. Historically, it was a colonial settlement for the white settlers and expatriates. Chilanga was declared a district and separated from Kafue district in 2012.

The District Administration is made up of the Council, Office of the District Commissioner (DC) and the traditional administration. Traditionally, Chilanga District is administered by one chiefdom. Chilanga is home to the Soli people and Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II is the chieftainship an Soli remains the indigenous tribe of the district.

Climate
Lusaka features hot summers and warm winters, with cold conditions mainly restricted to nights in June and July. The hottest month is October, which sees daily average high temperatures at around 32 °C (90 °F). There are two main seasons: a wet season and a dry season with the dry season lasting around half the year, from April to October.

Location and Size
Chilanga Town lies on latitude 15° South and longitude 16° East, and shares its boundaries with Kafue Town on the south-east, Mumbwa Town on the west, Lusaka Town on the North and Chibombo Town on the North-western side. Chilanga Town lies about 15 kilometres south of the greater city of Lusaka. Chilanga town is multi-ethnic with a good number of its residents working in Lusaka or surrounding towns.

Topography
Chilanga rests on the side of a large hill, which is a major decline in altitude between the plateau of Lusaka Province, and the Kafue River flats.

Vegetation
The district has a mixture of open Savanna and Miombo trees which have been massively cut down either for wood fuel or paving way for booming housing industry which has rocked the district.

Economic Activities
Chilanga Town is predominantly a farming area and most of the people living in the area are either commercial or subsistence farmers. However, the town also boasts of mining activities especially in the form of quarrying and sand excavation which support the booming construction sector in Lusaka and surrounding areas. The Town is home to Lafarge-Holcim Cement Company, as well as several quarrying companies such as Oriental Quarries and Lions Group of Companies. These companies have contributed immensely to the employment sector in Chilanga Town. Chilanga is also home to a number of Government entities including Mount Makulu Research Station and headquarters of the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute, Zambia Wildlife Authority, Munda Wanga Trust, and Zambian Department of Fisheries.

Mining
The town also boasts of mining activities especially in the form of quarrying and sand excavation which support the booming construction sector in Lusaka and surrounding areas. The Town is home to Lafarge-Holcim Cement Company, as well as several quarrying companies such as Oriental Quarries and Lions Group of Companies.

Agriculture
Chilanga Town is predominantly a farming area and most of the people living in the area are either commercial or subsistence farmers.

Investment opportunities
• Cattle ranching
• Game ranching
• Dairy production
• Poultry
• Agro-processing – groundnuts and tomatoes.
• Fingerling and fish farming and processing
• Real estate – especially housing
• Commuter train

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