Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe has implored Zambians to use the festive period to extend their kindness by sharing with the needy and less privileged people in society.
Mr. Mwakalombe noted that the festive period offers another opportunity for Zambians of goodwill and others to continue helping the less privileged people in society so that they could also live happier lives.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mwakalombe, who is also Chongwe Member of Parliament, said this when he handed over assorted foodstuffs to over 200 senior citizens and orphan headed households in Chongwe district as part of this year’s Christmas celebrations.
He re-assured Zambians that President Edgar Lungu’s administration will continue implementing its pro-poor policies in a bid to eradicate poverty among Zambians.
The Lusaka Provincial Minister cited the implementation of the social cash transfer, public welfare scheme and other social protection programmes by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services as initiatives aimed at easing the suffering of the poor people in the country.
And speaking on behalf of other councilors and beneficiaries, Mulenje Ward Councilor Charles Mumena hailed government for caring for the less privileged and vulnerable people in various communities.
Mr. Mumena has since called on the private sector to supplement government efforts in the provision of social services saying government alone cannot manage due to financial constraints.
The over 200 beneficiaries were picked from all the nineteen wards of Chongwe parliamentary constituency.