Former United Party for National Development Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba has pledged to empower marketers at Chambeshi and Chikumanino markets in Kasama with K70, 000.
Mr Mwamba said the donation is part of his empowerment programs to boost capital for marketers in the district.
Speaking when he made the pledges in Kasama, Mr. Mwamba said he would donate K40, 000 to marketers at Chambeshi market while those at Chikumanino market would receive K30,000.
He explained that marketers play a cardinal role towards the growth of the economy through the taxes they pay to government through Zambia Revenue Authority.
Mr Mwamba said that most traders in markets are women who support families hence the need to empower them with capital to help them expand their businesses.
He has since assured the traders that he would give them the money on Wednesday and further urged them to put the money to good use.
The Former UPND vice President has since promised to work with people of Kasama in fostering development.
And Chambeshi Market Committee Chairperson Fred Chansa has thanked Mr Mwamba for pledging to empower marketers in the district.
Mr Chansa has promised to ensure that the money is invested in viable businesses that will help improve the trader’s livelihoods.
Meanwhile Mr Mwamba who visited Kateshi area in Kasama has pledged to support school going children in the area.
Mr Mwamba said he will ensure that he assists the children in the area by catering for their school requirements.