9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Government releases funds for livestock census

General News Government releases funds for livestock census

Government has released over K1 million to Central Province for the forthcoming national Livestock Census.

Central Province Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, Alisheke Mutemwa, says K1, 724, 622 has been made available for the training and deployment of enumerators.

Dr Mutemwa says part of the money will go towards the servicing of the 23 vehicles that have been assembled for the undertaking with the help of the provincial administration.

Speaking in an interview in Kabwe yesterday, Dr Mutemwa said the funds released are out of the K2, 807, 622 working budget for the Livestock Census in the province.

He disclosed that the funds received are adequate for the training and deployment of the enumerators as well as for servicing the vehicles.

He further said the same allocation will help to meet the 40 per cent working allowance as the enumerators will be deployed in the field.

Dr Mutemwa said the balance of the budget has not been released yet because it is mainly in allowances for the enumerators after the implementation of the census.

Meanwhile, 161 enumerators that will be involved in the Livestock Census in Central Province have gathered at Paglory University and the training is underway.

Central Province Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, Alisheke Mutemwa, says the training that started on Saturday is progressing very well.

Dr Mutemwa, who admitted that the programme was delayed, says all the bottlenecks have been amicably resolved and the training is progressing well.

He revealed that the province has divided the enumerators into two categories to cover large scale and commercial farmers and small and medium farmers respectively.

He noted that the province has 16 commercial farmers and that 16 enumerators were specifically engaged and are being trained for that task.

Dr Mutemwa, however, said out of the 145 enumerators in the other category, 102 have been drawn from the general public, 15 from the Fisheries and Livestock, seven from the Ministry of Agriculture and 21 from the Central Statistical Office.

He added that the training is expected to end on January 1, 2018, and that it will immediately be followed with deployment.

3 COMMENTS

  1. HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! WE HEAR THAT THE LAND WHERE THE BURNT CITY MARKET WAS HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD TO LEBANESE CHAP TO BUILD A SHOPPING MALL- IS THAT TRUE MWETULI MBUSHA?

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
Loading...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Challenges of raising an autistic child

In this episode of Studio Ken, two parents - Mainza and Len Kawanu - discuss the challenges of raising...

Kamanga Congratuates Champions Nkana

FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has congratulated newly crowned FAZ Super Division champions Nkana and also given his side of the story on the controversial...

Zesco United Congratulate Successors Nkana

Outgoing FAZ Super Division champions Zesco United have congratulated Nkana for winning the 2019/20 league title. Nkana were on Sunday crowned league winners of the...

Ndola Lime Company not sold-ZCCM-IH

The ZCCM-IH has denied signing a memorandum of understanding Global Human Benefit Zambia Limited for the sale of a 65% stake and the...

Cabinet Approves Introduction of Bills to Provide for Economic Processing and Exportation of Cannabis

Cabinet has at its 18th meeting today approved, in principle, to the introduction of Bills in Parliament to provide for cultivation, processing and exportation...

More Articles In This Category