Agriculture minister calls for innovation

 Agriculture minister calls for innovation

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA

Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Elias Mubanga has challenged the local people of Lupososhi and Luwingu districts to be innovative and acquire the necessary skills for them to access.

Mr Mubanga said Government wants to see people within constituencies benefit from the many empowerment programs it is implementing.

He said that Government is committed to fostering development in all parts of the country by empowering the local people.

Mr Mubanga also encouraged the locals to learn skills that will enable them to perform quality work.

He said that the Government has released the first batch of K5.1m under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to each constituency in the first quarter of 2022.

“The women and youths have been allocated a sum of K 5m from the K25.7m CDF allocation for constituencies, I want encourage the locals to form cooperatives and set up businesses to benefit from the funds it is releasing,” he said.