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HODI donates goats to Choma farmers

Economy HODI donates goats to Choma farmers

A non-governmental organization has donated goats to villagers in Choma’s Mbala and Simunzele areas towards efforts of enhancing livestock farming in the area.

HODI donated one hundred goats to villagers at a ceremony held at Mbala in Choma
yesterday.

Choma Acting District Commissioner, Mungoni Simulilika, said welcomed the donation
sayii g it will go along way in supplementing governmernt efforts of livestock
restocking in the area.

Mr. Simulilika said he was happy that HODI is working in line with government’s
vision of placing agriculture at the centre stage of economic development.

Mr Simulilika implored the beneficiaries to manage the goats and ensure thet they
animals contribute to the securing their income base.

He also expressed happiness that the organisation had also supported 15 farmers with
irrigation equipment and 100 with agriculture inputs in Mbabala and Simunzele areas
in an effort to address poverty, which is one of the factors leading to rampant
child labour practice in tobacco farms in the area.

HODI has so far withdrawn 263 children from tobacco farms and placed them back in
schools.

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