Esther gives K 30, 000 to people living with disabilities in Northern Province.

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First lady Esther Lungu has donated  K 30, 000 towards the
project aimed at uplifting the welfare of people living with
disabilities in Northern Province.

Northern Province permanent secretary Jobbicks Kalumba says the
Provincial administration is indebted to the first lady for her
donation.

Dr Kalumba said this in Kasama during the fundraising venture
for people living with disabilities in the region organised by
the provincial administration held at Lunzuwa gardens.

He said so far over k160, 000 has been realised from the
initial targeted amount of K500, 000 for the project.

‘Dr. Kalumba said the funds will go towards the construction of
a one by four  poultry house, one fish dam, the purchasing
of 2000 layers and goats as a start-up capital for the
beneficiaries in Kasama before the projects rolls out to other
parts of the province.

However, the permanent secretary urged the beneficiaries and
officers who will be given the responsibility to run the
project to be prudent in the utilisation of the project’s
funds.

He warned that any misappropriation of such funds will attract
punitive measures because the money is meant for the vulnerable
people who face numerous challenges to fend for
themselves  in society.

Speaking at the same event, Zambia Agency for people living
with disabilities (ZAPD) board chairperson Julian Mwape paid a
glowing tribute to Government for addressing challenges faced
by the differently disabled persons in the province.

She also advised every disable person to be equal to the task
just as the able bodied people to spar the country’s economic
agenda.

Meanwhile prominent among high profile figures who pledged
towards the noble cause were Northern Province minister, Brian
Mundubile, mines Minister Christopher Yaluma who each pledged
K10, 000.

While special assistant to the president for politics Kaizer
Zulu pledged K 15, 000 and Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba offered K7,
000.

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