State disburses K14, 000 to women’s clubs

GOVERNMENT has disbursed K14,000 to women’s clubs in Kabwe to empower them economically.
Central Province permanent secretary Edwidge Mutale yesterday disbursed cheques worth K2,000 to each of the seven clubs.
Ms Mutale said economically empowering a woman entails that the whole family will benefit.
“Economic empowerment of women directly contributes to increased women’s participation in governance especially in decision-making process,” she said.
Ms Mutale said Government has introduced women empowerment programmes with a view of uplifting the well-being of women and the lives of their families.
She said through economic empowerment, Government is optimistic that many women will contribute positively to the economic growth of the country.
She also appealed to members of the clubs to utilise the funds for the intended purpose.
“Develop strategies on how you can expand and diversify what you are engaged in so that when one activity is not bringing in much, you can carry on with other programmes,” she advised.
arlier, Kabwe Central Member of Parliament James Kapyanga said President Sata is fulfilling his promise of uplifting the living condition of women in Zambia.
Mr Kapyanga said this is why government has introduced women economic empowerment fund as a vehicle to promote development, wealth-creation and improving the living conditions of women.
“Government has prioritised the empowerment of social economic well-being of the people of Zambia through implementation of various developmental programmes,” he said.

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