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Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Nkandu Luo hands over livestock to women clubs

Rural News Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Nkandu Luo hands over livestock to women...

Government has handed over livestock to Sinda District women clubs meant to improve their livelihoods.

Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Nkandu Luo explained that the programme is focused on empowering women because they are likely to pass on the wealth to others.

Professor Luo announced that the programme of empowering women clubs with livestock is also meant to change the mindset of people towards the new ways of feeding animals such as the cultivated pastures as opposed to communal feeding.

“We have a programme in our ministry where we are growing pastures in which you should all participate,” she said.

Prof. Luo was speaking when she addressed women at Sinda and Kapoche constituency offices where she handed over chickens and goats to the clubs.

And Prof. Luo also mentioned that that programme will also target the youths so that they are kept busy away from bad vices such as beer drinking.

She advised clubs to balance representation by including 15 percent women, 30 percent youths and 20 percent men.

She explained to the recipients of the chickens that the birds they were receiving were cross-breeds meant for multiplication of wealth and not meant for cooking.

“These chickens you have been given can hatch up to 100 eggs in a short period of time, so there will be nothing that will be thrown out from the chickens or goats, not even feathers or skin, as all those can be sold for cash money,” she said.

And speaking earlier Chief Nyanje of the Nsenga speaking people thanked government for the empowerment.

Chief Nyanje called on government not to leave out women as they play a major role in the community and at household level.

“Don’t leave out women because they are hardworking especially in clubs,” he said

And Florence Banda one of the beneficiaries from Kachamukana village whose club received chickens thanked government for the livestock empowerment.

“These chickens can help us with money through meat sells and egg sells,” said Ms Banda.

She also called on fellow beneficiaries to take care of their livestock in order for them to realize the benefits.


  1. This ministry should be a department under the ministry of agriculture!
    Save money for Zambia.

  2. I know of no blue stocking who’s as rude as this lady. She has not mellowed with education and age. Her dialoguing skills do not reflect wht she ought to be. She’s one of the reasons enlightened people in politics are not respected.

  3. Can hand out free livestock but cannot purchase vaccines to stop foot and mouth. Cannot control illegal fishing. Oh wait elections are next year so stand in line to get your free gift……………

  4. Let us save the little resources we have, the Ministry of fisheries and livestock should be a directorate under Ministry of Agriculture, I can assure you the country wont lose out with such an initiative, equally a value less Ministry like Religious Affairs should be a directorate under Ministry of Community development. In future if the country will be pick up economically, we can revert to the current luxury

  5. Look at the fleet of vehicles, all those vehicles drew fuel and allowances. Can we for once stop behaving like we are a rich nation. Right now our economy is ICU, yet no behaviour change

  6. Stop the luxury – Ministry of Fisheries must go under Ministry of Agriculture as a directorate. And Ministry of Religious Affairs under Ministry of Community development as a directorate please

  7. Excellent stuff. This is development under pf. Ba upnd and evil diaspora muzalema hahaha. You will die of stress come 2021

  8. Kaizer, I want to register as voter. If you are not standing for Presidency or running mate tell me the constituency are you going to stand so that I register and vote for you from there. Great stuff you are doing here for the great club.

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