Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cement shortage hits MMCI project

Cement shortage hits MMCI project
By Charles Mangwato in Choma
Wednesday July 18, 2007 [04:00]

THE current shortage of cement in the country has affected construction of a national training centre for women in Choma under the Maureen Mwanawasa Community Initiative (MMCI). Project coordinator Smart Dzikamunenga said the shortage of cement had slowed progress on the completion of the K68 million project.

Dzikamunenga said although construction works had progressed well so far, more funds were still needed so that the centre could have electricity and water facilities which were presently lacking.

He also revealed that a conference centre which was under construction and presently at slab level needed additional funds in order for it to be completed.
The MMCI has been assisting women’s clubs in Choma and other areas in Southern Province that are involved in goat-rearing projects with marketing arrangements in Lusaka.

Dzikamunenga said the MMCI centre of excellence project would turn round the lives of vulnerable women.

A check at the centre yesterday revealed that the main building that would house offices and other facilities was nearing completion.

Once completed, the centre would equip women clubs with skills on the management of goats and processing of goat products.

The project also seeks to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on rural women by providing and income.

This is under the MMCI goat-rearing project which has seen the economic empowerment of several women’s clubs in Choma and other areas across Southern Province.



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