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With the Board in Place, CEEC will start disbursing funds-President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu has said that the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) will soon start disbursing funds to qualified beneficiaries. President Lungu said that the Commission was unable to disburse the funds because it did not have the board in place.

The President said that with the board appointed, he will ask them to speed up the disbursement of funds.

President Lungu said this in response to concerns by Chilanga Member of Parliament Maria Langa that some women groups, who applied for funds have not been responded to.

Earlier, President Lungu hosted members of cooperatives from Siavonga district at State House who are involved in Fish farming.

The Head of State went round the fish ponds at State House with members of the cooperatives whilst explaining to them how he has been running the ponds.

Speaking in an interview, President Lungu said he is happy that some of his Ministers and State House staff have taken fish farming as a business.

And Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Development Affairs Hibeene Mwiinga said he has employed a number of people from the fish farming business.

He said he will continue to expand the business after servicing the loan which was used as a start-up capital.

14 COMMENTS

  1. We are rolling. Earlier on IMF said we were not poor enough to desperately need their assistance. A few diasporans said that we were broke and some even went to extent of saying that they are the ones sending money here to Zambia to keep us alive. Meanwhile as I said , we the government are funding our people to cushion the effects of covid 19. The diasporans think the little they send to their few relatives feeds us. Please don’t be naive and silly. We are working government who puts our people first. Kz

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  2. Can someone kindly tell me the new board that ECL say’s he has appointed? I’ve not heard anything of this new board.
    While at it, I think it’s high time a board of CEEC consisted of successful self made magnates who made money without political connections. This thing of appointing academicians is what makes CEEC a good for nothing institution that only favours individuals aligned with the ruling party.

  3. CEEC is meant to empower the cadres for PF and it is a strategy leading to 2021 elections. This man has failed in guiding the nation to prosperity but anyway he said that he has no vision.

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  4. That’s the exact reason we were not bank rolled. we still have options. Great Move ECL just monitor the board not to steal. Thanks

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  5. Showing leadership where it matters most, fishing from the ponds, not wasting time leading the gassing war or fightinvg COVID-19, that’s for lesser mortals like Dr Chilufya.

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  6. “….with members of the cooperatives whilst explaining to them how he has been running the ponds…..”

    No wounder he has no time to fix the economy or address the nation on important issues , lungu is a fish farmer at statehouse…..

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  7. Gone are the days when State house had golf courses, velvet monkeys and birds…first that moron RB sacked all the monkeys after one pissed on him talking rubbish at a press conference..now this thieving chap from Chawama Edgar comes in and digs holes for ponds right in CBD.

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  8. Once I hear CEEC and PF …it reminds me of Aunty Dizzy who never paid it back…this is just going to PF cadres.

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  9. Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund should be merged with CEEC for more efficiency and accountability. Good suggestion isn’t it, Your Excellency?

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