More co-operatives empowered in Nchanga Constituency

 More co-operatives empowered in Nchanga Constituency

Another set of Sixty-nine women and youth cooperatives from Nchanga Constituency have received phase two of Constituency Development Fund empowerment grants as startup capital.

The grants received are between K5000, to 25,000 to all the groups.

The clubs and cooperatives granted represent all the 11wards in Nchanga constituency.

Speaking at the handover ceremony Nchanga Member of Parliament Derrick Chilundika assured that all the cooperatives and clubs who applied has been approved and no one will be left behind.

Mr Chilundika assured the remaining cooperatives and clubs that two more phases are remaining and they will be catered for as well.

He has urged the recipients to utilize the money for the intended purpose and not to share the money.

Mr Chilundika said the grants are meant to empower clubs and constituencies in boosting their business.

He said that once the money is utilized properly then people will see development in their communities.

Mr Chilundika who is also Luapula Province Minister said that the grants will be given to everyone despite of their political affiliation.

He said the New Dawn Government will not leave anyone behind when it comes to the sharing of the national cake.

“CDF is people’s monies and the money should benefit every Zambians in all.  And beneficiaries should know that in as much as the grants are not meant to be paid back the law shall not hesitate to visit every recipient that intends to misuse the money or share it out,” he said.

And Chingola Mayor Johnson Kangombe said that the new dawn administration means business to ensure that the people benefits from all walks of life including the poor and vulnerable.

Mr Kang’ombe said Government should be applauded as it keeps on fulfilling its promise of empowering the citizenry.

He said the increment on CDF should be taken advantage as it is meant to empower people and bring development in there respective wards.

And Chingola District Commissioner Raphael Chimupi said that people’s lives will improve and this is a good step toward alleviating poverty at household level.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.