-Kapiri DC commends World Vision Zambia

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Kapiri DC commends World Vision Zambia

Kapiri Mposhi, June 5, 2013, ZANIS — Government has commended World Vision Zambia for implementing  programs which are aimed at helping the underprivileged in Kapiri Mposhi district.

Kapiri Mposhi district commissioner Beatrice Sikazwe says World Vision Zambia has continued to supplement the government’s efforts by assisting the needy in remote parts of the district.

The DC says this is being done through various programs despite the challenges such as the bad road network, communication and suspicions that the organization was facing from the local people.

Some people in remote parts of the district such as Luanchele and Chipepo areas have tagged World Vision as a Satanist organization and were shunning its services that include education sponsorships.

Ms. Sikazwe said government alone cannot deal with the numerous challenges faced by its people and needed partnerships with NGOs such as World Vision and other collaborating partners.

The DC said this in a statement to ZANIS in which she commended  the programs that World Vision is implementing in the district.

World Vision last week donated wheelchairs valued at KR110, 000 to 17 disabled school going children and learning aids worth over KR79,000 to three basic schools in senior chief Chipepo’s area.

The NGO is also building a school, toilets and a maternity wing at Chapusha Rural Health Center at a combined total cost of KR340, 000 in Chief Chipepo’s area.

Ms. Sikazwe stated that once completed the projects will benefit over 1000 children and expectant mothers in the area.

“Government is really humbled by how World Vision has continued to help the underprivileged in our district through its education, health and food security projects”, Ms. Sikazwe said.

The DC urged the people in the area to take advantage of the assistance from World Vision and cooperate with the NGO to uplift their lives.

“We are thankful to World Vision for its efforts to help our people my request to the beneficiaries is that people take advantage of these services to uplift their livelihoods…they should embrace the assistance and continue to cooperate and support all NGOs operating in the area because they are supplementing  government’s efforts in provision of critical services”, Ms Sikazwe said.

And World Vision Musosolokwe area Development Project Manager, Amukena Mwangana said his organization will strive to serve vulnerable children in Zambia through tackling causes of poverty and injustice.

Mr. Mwangana said the faith based child centered NGO will continue to help the needy in society to bear witness to the teachings of Jesus Christ by serving the most vulnerable in Kapiri Mposhi and the country as whole through its programs.

World Vision is implementing various projects in Kapiri Mposhi district including in education, health, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.

Other projects are in food security, economic development,  water, sanitation and hygiene.