–GIDD empowers rural women

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A parliamentarian says the Patriotic Front

government remains committed to having as many people access

empowerment programs aimed at uplifting their livelihood and alleviate



Speaking in Samfya, Bangweulu constituency area member of

parliament Chifita Matafwali said the PF would remain

true to its promise to see more Zambians generate income through

sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.


The MP said this during the handover of four hammer-mills, three

sets of knitting and sewing machines, and  a poultry utensil

unit  to four women clubs in his constituency.


The handed over items are a consignment of five hammer-mills, four

sets of poultry utensils, and four sewing and knitting machines for

women groups in Samfya’s Bangweulu and Chifunabuli Constituencies

whose project proposals had been approved by the Ministry of Gender and Child

in Development Division.


Mr. Matafwali said the strive to stimulate enterprise in people would

be achieved now that the various existing empowerment schemes such as

the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC), Youth and women

empowerment funds had  been  aligned to its policy emphasis to

benefit more ordinary Zambians.


He said such efforts will create employment among young empowered

entrepreneurs who in turn would provide jobs to other youths through

their micro-businesses or trading activities.


The women groups which have benefited and received their share of the

approved projects and  equipment in Bangweulu constituency are

Tubombele-Pamo, Tuchili-Tulekula, Yombwe ,and Lumamya .