———————–The Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health says it will continue to support vulnerable but viable communities in society.
Choma District Community Development Officer Esther Bwali says empowerment programmes are intended at helping reduce poverty levels especially for people in rural areas.
She said this yesterday during the handover of 40 goats to 20 beneficiaries in Masuku area.
Mrs Bwali explained that support programmes not only reduce poverty but also educate children if well implemented.
She told the beneficiaries that when the goats reproduce it is expected of them to give to the next beneficiaries so that many more people become part of the programme.
She also advised them to ensure the animals receive de-worming and other medicines required to ensure they are in good health.
The 20 beneficiaries received a male and female goat each..
In a vote of thanks Namuswa Area Co-ordinating Committee Chairperson Joyce Mwape encouraged the beneficiaries to follow the instructions received on taking care of the animals.
The Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health bought 40 goats at a cost of K4,000 kwacha.