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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Funds released to assist marketeers affected by Soweto Market Fire

General News Funds released to assist marketeers affected by Soweto Market Fire

The Scene at Lusaka City Market
The Scene at Lusaka City Market
The Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund has released 2 Hundred Thousand Kwacha to help marketeers who were affected by the fires that recently gutted the Lusaka City Market.

Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund Patron Chanda Kabwe says this is part of President Edgar Lungu’s vision to improve the lives of people in the informal sector.

Speaking during a meeting with marketeers in Lusaka, Mr. Kabwe urged beneficiaries across the country to use the money prudently.

And National Coordinator Clement Tembo said the Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund will next week disburse funds to Marketeers in Western and Southern Provinces.

Mr. Tembo has clarified that the initiative should NOT be politicised because it is NOT a government funded programme.

He also refuted reports that the initiative is centered on the Copperbelt and places where there are pending byelections.

Meanwhile, Lusaka Province District Commissioner Davison Mulenga has appealed for more funds to help marketeers in the district.

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  1. Well done HE ECL for empowering us marketeers. We remember you in 2021, as the Chewas say ‘muzako akati kozu naiwe kozu’ aas Tumbukas say, ‘Kachande kadelere kakwenderana’

  2. Lazy Lungu and tins started the fire themselves to invoke article 31 and now using taxpayers funds to bribe people and clean up their mess…no shame at all.
    Up to now no one charged with arson!!

  3. He says thatvit should not be politicised as it is NOT a government funded project yet he thanks ECL for his vision in helping the marketeers . If that isn’t politicising can he tell us what is.

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