C/belt PS directs on CDF

Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Augustine Kasongo has directed heads of government departments in the province to ensure all bottlenecks to communities accessing Constituency Development Funds (CDF) are resolved.

Mr Kasongo said this is the only way of ensuring that the people benefit from the community development money under the new dawn administration.

speaking in Kitwe today when he officially opened the USAID Sun TA Training of Trainers workshop in financial literacy, Mr Kasongo expressed concern that 35 percent of children under the age of five on the Copperbelt are stunted.

Mr Kasongo said  government is keen to promote business solutions to poverty reduction efforts, in conjunction with cooperating partners such as Sun TA and USAID.

“Government realises that the poverty in most homes is due to lack of finances and the lack of understanding the importance of entrepreneurship, this is why the government has targeted District Government officials as trainer of trainers so that they can in turn work with communities to increase financial management in their business entrepreneurship,” he said.