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36 Women Clubs receive chickens under the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Project

Rural News 36 Women Clubs receive chickens under the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Project

Thirty-six (36) Women Clubs of Nalolo District in Western Province have received 1,500 improved village chickens under the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Project (E-SLIP) being implemented by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

Delivering the chickens to the clubs, Nalolo District Commissioner Teddy Chimbinde said the chickens are still government property entrusted under the care of the women until such a time when they will have passed on to other beneficiaries.

“This project is a pass-on program aimed at empowering women and youth headed households hence the guidelines must be adhered to because other group members will be waiting for their time,” emphasized Mr Chimbinde.

He urged the women clubs to contribute to the developmental goal of the poultry project which is to improve income of rural smallholders, poor female and male households in all the ten provinces of the country.

The District Commissioner said doing so will eliminate poverty in the communities and help raise the profile of Nalolo.

And Acting District Fisheries and Livestock Officer Dr Deborah Wambinji said out of the 36 groups, each member will benefit ten chickens comprising of nine hens and one cock and is expected to pass them on to others after six months.

“There is need to give this program the seriousness that it deserves. Ensure that you take care of the chickens well so that many people can benefit from this project,” stated Dr Wambinji.

She said once taken seriously, the program will uplift the lives of many people in the district.

And speaking on behalf of the clubs, Maureen Kapenda of Nasiwayo Women Club thanked government for empowering the women of Nalolo District, saying the gesture will enable them to take care of their families.

Among the women clubs that have benefited are Mande, Nembwele, Liokwe, Nongwa, Mwananyanda and Muoyo UCZ Women Fellowship among others.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent patriotism being shown by our mother nawakwi. Meanwhile the chap that stole millions from privatisation is suing this humble woman for millions and yet he has nothing to show for what he has helped unfortunate people with. How greedy can hh be ?

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  2. These are ONE OF THE MANY programs that A NORMAL GOVTS undertakes EVERY YEAR, THROUGH OUT THEIR TIME IN POWER. NOT IN AN ELECTION YEAR SO THEY MISLEAD PEOPLE & BUY VOTES. PATHETIC GOVT, PF. Dull leadership

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  3. This is a joke 1500 chickens translates to 42 chickens per club, really!!! And you say that you are empowering women. This is pure selfishness by people in power. Please do not abuse the women.

    Piece of free advice, give each Club a minimum of 500 chickens, then you can call that development

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