Govt to improve resettlement schemes
Ndola, December 30,2014, ZANIS… Government says it will ensure that necessary basic infrastructure is made available in resettlement schemes to cushion the harsh conditions settlers and farmers are currently going through.
Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela said that government is aware of the challenges faced by farmers and settlers among them inadequate basic infrastructure such as roads, clinics, schools and water sites.
ZANIS reports that the Permanent Secretary said this during the department of resettlement workshop held at Mwekera College of Education in Kitwe today.
Reverend Sikwela noted that government had put in place various avenues to empower settlers and farmers through the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC),Youth Development Fund (YDF) and the social funds accessed through different government ministries and departments.
He urged communities to exploit and use the funds to develop their farms.
Rev. Sikwela stated that the objective of the workshop was to share experiences in schemes and learn techniques that could be useful in developing those located in the province.