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Chipata's Mboza ward women receive poultry equipment
By Peter Sukwa in Chipata
Thu 26 Dec. 2013, 14:00 CAT

THE government under the Ministry of Gender and Child Development has handed over various poultry and other farming equipment to several women clubs in Chipata's Mboza ward in an effort to alleviate poverty among women in the country.

The equipment which includes 105 small and big drinkers, feeders, five ox-carts and 10 ploughs were donated to 11 women groups at Kasuma Primary School in Kasenengwa Constituency on Monday.

Speaking when he handed over the equipment, Chipata district commissioner Kalunga Zulu, who was represented by district administrative officer, Masautso Banda, said government had decided to empower women in the country to uplift their living standards.

Zulu said that the government through the Ministry of Gender and Child Development had set aside equipment for women groups for their various income-generating activities countrywide.

He said supporting women entrepreneurship activities was one step towards reducing women vulnerability and gender-based violence perpetrated by men in the country.

He said government remains committed to supporting women's efforts in reducing poverty at their individual and households levels in the country.

Acting provincial Gender and Child Development officer, Ariel Tembo, said his office was happy that the government had finally handed over the equipment to women in the area.

Tembo said that it was important that every club must have few men who would assist in strengthening and encouraging women to work hard.
And Mboza women clubs coordinator, William Zulu, thanked President Michael Sata for having a heart for the poor in rural areas.

Meanwhile, induna Muzimakazi of chief Mishoro's area said the chief was happy that government was helping the poor in the community.

Induna Muzimakazi said the PF government had performed wonders in a short period of time they have been in power, which a lot of people never expected.

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