Zambia National Marketeers Credits Association (ZANAMACA) and the Ministry of Health will set up clinics in all markets dotted around the country.
ZANAMCA Project Finance Specialist, Jack Shamutete revealed that the first health facility will be established at City Market in Lusaka before rolling them out to other parts of Zambia.
Mr. Shamutete said the health centres will enable marketers to easily access health facilities within their vicinity without being inconvenienced to travel to far flung areas to seek for medical care services.
ZANIS reports that the official launch of clinics has been set for February 8, 2019.
Mr. Shamutete said the Association is keen in empowering and improving the welfare of marketers by providing them with conducive health environment in trading places.
Mr. Shamutete further disclosed in an interview that the Association will continue to empower the marketers with soft loans which will be accessed through the National Saving Bank (NATSAVE) branches.
He said more than six million traders are expected to benefit from the soft loans.
Meanwhile, Mr. Shamutete has appealed to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to intensify the sensitization campaigns to the marketeers on the registration of TPIN if they are to benefit from the loans.