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Japanese Ambassador signs three contracts for Grant assistance

Economy Japanese Ambassador signs three contracts for Grant assistance

Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima
Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima

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.

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  1. The combined grant is so Little to be announced and reported in the media this kagrant is less than US$200,000 which is pocket change for a Japanese parliamentarian. Such grants are not welcome we need grants in Excess of US$1billion , LIKE What China is doing e.g the Lusaka ndola dual carriageway @us$1.2bln

  2. Over time Japan has been the single largest donor to Zambia, indeed it’s a all weather friend. Many Zambians continue to benefit from its training programs, a sizable group always go to Japan to study on full scholarships.. Maybe they can do us a last favour by taking Hichilema away and keep him, he’s such a nuisance

  3. Anyoko. You really believe that china is giving a grant of $1.2 billion. China is buying zambia but because of the mentality that prevails in zambia there is worship of money. Chona is giving soft loans and whennwe cant repay they acquire the assets.
    Go and tell the world we dont wont grants, what arrogance you have to say the grant is too little. What an ungrateful
    individual you are. Have a look at zimbabwe when grants where withdrawn. Was uncle bob supported by china when his time came..no. where did the military heads go before the non coup took place. Yes to their masters CHINA.
    We are heading the same way and you you arrragant prat are happy for that to happy. Anyoko the REAL ZAMBIAN.
    Full of greed

  4. 2 Timothy 3:1 -5 the bible talks about trait of people in the last days.lovers of money, dishonest,lovers of themselves .UN GRATEFUL among other things.Jesus also condemned the spirit of making announcements when ever you give gifts of mercy …..judge for your self .

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