Copperbelt Province Minister Mwansa Mbulakulima has disclosed that Parliament has approved a budgetary provision of more than K28 billion to Copperbelt Province.
Making the disclosure during a meeting he hosted for Provincial Members of Parliament and District Commissioners today, Mr Mbulakulima said that K28,233,855,177 had been approved by Parliament.
Mr Mbulakulima explained that K8,787,515,415 out of the allocated amount would be spent on poverty reduction programmes.
He said most of the funds would be used on ongoing programmes such as the rehabilitation and expansion of education and health facilities in the province.
He further said the other programmes to benefit from the funds were, the land resettlement infrastructure, water and sanitation and many other Copperbelt support
The Minister explained that the meeting was aimed at finding ways on how best all
stakeholders could work together as a team and bring development to the province.
He said that the meeting needed to address issues concerning the Youth Development
Fund on the Copperbelt Province, Developmental Projects as well as working relations among the office of the Provincial Minister, the District Commissioners and all Copperbelt MPs.
And in a vote of thanks, Kantanshi MP, Yamfwa Mukanga urged the minister to ensure
that the money allocated to the province was shared equally.
He said as concerned stakeholders they needed to be discussing developmental issues
and to establish how the money would be used.
Mr Mukanga assured that Copperbelt MPs were ready to work as a team.