-The pilot project for climate resilience which is aimed at building the capacity of people in communities has been launched in Mongu District.
Western Province acting town planner Kafula Chisenga said the project will highly benefit people in areas that are more prone to climate change such as those in the Barotse plans.
Mr. Kafula added that the livelihood of people living in Barotse Plains is affected by climate change every year as it contributes to changes in rainfall causing floods and drought in some areas of the province.
The Western Province acting town planner said this in an interview in Mongu District during the launch, today.
He added that under this programme, projects such as canal clearing and fish farming will be supported in order to improve the living standards of people living in rural areas in the province.
Mr. Kafula was speaking in casaba village which is one of the villages that will benefit from the project.
The climate resilience project which will cost $36million was launched last year by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda.