Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima has signed three contracts for Grant Assistance for the Grassroots and Human Security Projects.
Ambassador Sobashima said the embassy has signed contracts with Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat, Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) and Mpunde Primary School.
He said Civic Forum will implement the construction project of Kabwata Development Centre in Lusaka with a grant total of 821,940 kwacha which will include classrooms and a computer laboratory of 200 students for skills development in plumbing, electrical, artisan, environmental management and entrepreneurship, hospitality and catering.
Amb. Sobashima said CIC will implement the construction of a Learning Centre at St. Joseph College in Lusaka West, with a grant total of 88,888 US Dollars which will include a lecture room, a computer room and library to improve the studying environment.
Speaking during a press briefing at the Japan Embassy in Lusaka today, the Ambassador said Mpunde Primary School will implement the construction of Mpunde Secondary School in Central Province with a sum of K655, 229 which will include three classrooms.
Meanwhile, Civic Forum Executive Director Grace Mtonga said the construction of the Kabwata Development Centre will help empower youths from Kabwata Constituency and surrounding areas with tertiary education in different faculties.
She said the construction could not have come at a better time than now as the constituency has one training Centre.
The government of Japan Introduced the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects in Zambia in 1990 with the objective of supporting various development projects at grassroots level.