Chipili Member of Parliament Davies Mwila has donated three hammer mills worth over K70, 000 to women clubs in Chipili district.
Mr. Mwila, who is also Minister of Home Affairs, said the hammer mills were aimed at empowering women in his constituency.
He said women in the area have been covering long distances walking to have their maize ground into mealie meal.
ZANIS reports that the Mr. Mwila donated the hammer mills when he toured his constituency yesterday.
Mr. Mwila said the hammer mills will help the women clubs raise funds for sustaining their families.
He also gave K1, 000 cash to the women clubs for the construction of a slab to mount the hammer mills.
The women clubs, which benefitted from the hammer mills, are from Mukonshi, Mukunto and Mukanga resettlement scheme.
Mr. Mwila has meanwhile appealed to the women clubs to safeguard the hammer mills.
And Mr. Mwila has disclosed that the Mwenda-Kawambwa road is in a bad state and requires immediate attention.
He pledged to engage the Minister of Works and Supply to ensure that the road is worked on soon.
And Mwenshi ward chairperson Daniel Kaoma expressed gratitude to Mr. Mwila for procuring the hammer mills for the women.
Mr. Kaoma, who spoke on behalf of the women clubs, said the gesture shown by Chipili Member of Parliament is a milestone as it will contribute greatly to the improvement of the living standards of women in the district.
He promised that they women will take care of the hammer mills.