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Poverty Levels in Zambia is still high at 40%, says Community Development Minister

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Community Development Minister Kampamba Mulenga has called on the corporate world to partner with her ministry in alleviating poverty levels in the country. Ms. Mulenga said that the country’s poverty levels remain high at 40 percent.

Speaking yesterday in Lusaka when she received 2.5 metric tonnes of seed by Zamseed, valued at about 76,000 Kwacha to benefit over 1, 200 beneficiaries, Ms Mulenga said that there is a need for collaborative efforts to be taken by various stakeholders in reducing poverty.

Ms Mulenga thanked Zamseed for the donation to the ministry and urged other companies to emulate the company.

And Zamseed Marketing Manager Zacks Musonda said the company appreciates the partnership with the ministry of community development and will continue to foster progressive relations.

Mr. Musonda said the donation is aimed at empowering the vulnerable community to venture into agriculture.

Minister of Community Development Kampamba Chewe appreciating the donation from Zamseed Business Development Manager Nokuthula Ndhlovu (c) and Zamseed Marketing Manager Zacks Musonda (l) during the donation of 2.5 metric tonnes of maize seed worth K76,000 to the Ministry of Community Development yesterday, December 01, 2020. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Minister of Community Development Kampamba Chewe appreciating the donation from Zamseed Business Development Manager Nokuthula Ndhlovu (c) and Zamseed Marketing Manager Zacks Musonda (l) during the donation of 2.5 metric tonnes of maize seed worth K76,000 to the Ministry of Community Development yesterday, December 01, 2020. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

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  1. Poverty levels during MMD stood at 80% and dropped to about 68% when RB was leaving office. Today GDP stands at $27bn and poverty levels at 40%. We need to control debt now and manage inflation as the exchange rate takes a beating and affects imports. Traders are fully exploiting this aspect and driving inflation upwards.

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  2. Awe ba minister mwabepa abengi mu ZAMBIA tuli nchushi. Just because you and your family are doing well by veture of being in government does not mean the same to everyone. Your survey is very poor because 75% mama live in abject poverty.

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  3. Even poverty levels of 1% is still high. The fight should be somewhere at pressing it down towards zero and not just posing with bags of unga na ma kapenta… guys — let’s turn the tide on governance. We need people who know they are serving and can step off the stage anytime so do not have fear to dispense good governance, justice, and fair play. Not the status quo mwe.

  4. You don’t necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day

  5. Yaba some people are dalo zona. They try so much to paint mmd bad and pf good for the country but everyone knows we were better off 100% during mmd than now. Whats the point of showing off your new luxury house and new 4×4 that actually doesn’t belong to you and will be taken by your creditors. You would rather be happy with your modest 2 bedroom house in chilenje and your Toyota corolla as long as you dont owe anyone money. Fontini.

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