Govt empowers six Lunte cooperatives

Women's groups major beneficiaries of 32 cattle

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Livestock and Fisheries Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

GOVERNMENT, through the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, has empowered six corporative groups in Lunte District, Northern Province with cattle.

The handover of the 30 heifers and two bulls at Shibwalya Kapila Livestock Service Centre in Kapatu area, was witnessed by Livestock and Fisheries Minister Professor Nkandu Luo, Lunte Member of Parliament Hon Mutotwe Kafwaya, Lunte District Commissioner Ronald Mulenga, Nchelenje Ward Councillor Victor Chellah, PF Lunte District Chairman Charles Kapembwa and his Secretary Victor Bwalya Chongo among other Government and party officials.

The corporative groups that have benefitted from the empowerment are; Musonda, Shibwalya Kapila, Chilangwa, Mpela, Kapatu Central and Kapatu Youth Corporatives.

And Prof. Luo ably guided that the women should get 15 cattle, ten should be allocated to the youths while the men should get the remaining ones.

She emphasised the need for the beneficiaries to care for the animals and ensure that they multiply.

Meanwhile, Mr Kafwaya said the people of Lunte are grateful to President Lungu for not leaving behind his people when it comes to development.

– SMART EAGLES

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