By STAFF WRITER
The Ndola City Council (NCC) say 0ver five million kwacha is set to be disbursed to Ndola residents through the constituency development fund (CDF) empowerment grants.
This follows the approval by the ministry of local government and rural development of the 260 selected applications for the CDF empowerment grants under the Kabushi, Bwana Mkubwa and Chifubu constituencies.
NCC Public Relations Manager Rebecca Mushota said in a statement that the ministry approved the 50 selected applications under Kabushi constituency, 112 under bwana mkubwa constituency and 98 under Chifubu constituency bringing the total number of approved applications to 260.
Ms Mushota said 50 beneficiary cooperatives under Kabushi constituency are set to receive a total of K1, 944, 751 while the 112 beneficiary cooperatives under the Bwana Mkubwa constituency are set to receive K1, 953, 200 and the 98 under Chifubu Constituency Would Receive K1, 940,000.
“The total amount to be disbursed in Ndola so far is K5, 837, 951 and the ministry also approved the 11 selected community projects applied under the Kabushi constituency 2022 CDF worth K13, 326, 968. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development also approved
the 11 selected community projects applied under the Kabushi Constituency 2022 CDF worth K13, 326, 968,”she said.
She said that the community projects include construction of a wall fence, drainage, culverts, classroom blocks and re-gravelling of township roads as well as purchasing of desks.
“The projects include construction of a police post, drainage, classroom blocks and community hall,” she said.