The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) has received 17 vehicles worthy six million kwacha from CARE International meant to facilitate implementation of the scaled up nutrition interventions under the first 1000 most critical Days Programme in Zambia.
During the handover ceremony in Lusaka, CARE country director Dennis O’Brien said the initiative is aimed at easing operations in various districts in order to reduce stunting levels in Zambia.
He said the vehicles will enable NFNC and line miniseries at national and district levels to carry out their important responsibilities.
The recipients of the vehicles are the ministries of Agriculture and Livestock, Health as well as Community Development Mother and Child Health.
And NFNC board chairperson said the organization appreciates the support from cooperating partners through care further stating that the initiative will facilitate scaling up of interventions in five provinces and 14 districts.
He said effective response to food and nutrition challenges requires adequate resources such as vehicles.
The districts to which the vehicles will be distributed to include Shango’mbo, Chipata, Mbala and Kalabo, Samfya, kasempa, Mumbwa and Kaputa districts, respectively.
Other areas include Mansa, Kasama and Chinsali.