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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Handouts cannot eradicate poverty-Chilangwa

Headlines Handouts cannot eradicate poverty-Chilangwa

Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has noted that handouts are not a sustainable way of eradicating poverty in communities.

Mr Chilangwa says this is the reason the government is viciously implementing empowerment schemes for youth and women groups to improve the livelihoods of the people.

Mr. Chilangwa was speaking when he unveiled an empowerment scheme worth K100, 000 for Kawambwa youth and women groups.

Mr. Chilangwa who is also area Member of Parliament said the Patriotic Front Government (PF) does not encourage handouts because they are a short term measure to alleviating poverty.

Mr. Chilangwa handed over hair saloon kits, sewing machines, startup capital, rental fees to women groups and completion certificates to trained youth drivers.

“The PF government has introduced several and real empowerment schemes that are aimed at raising the standard of living for the people across the country,” Mr Chilangwa stated.

Mr. Chilangwa cited the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multi- purpose Economic Cooperative (ECL MPEC), the youth internship programme, the Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund (PEIF), social cash transfer among many others.

He cautioned the beneficiaries not to misuse the empowerment packages they have received as doing so will block others from accessing the same.

And Kawambwa Town Council Chairperson, Kalumba Chifumbe called on women and youths in Kawambwa to support President Lungu’s government if they are to continue receiving more empowerment.

Mr. Chifumbe said no past government has ever empowered citizens in the manner that the PF government has done it.

And speaking at the same event Kawambwa District Commissioner, James Kalumba announced that the number of beneficiaries on the social cash transfer scheme has increased this year.

18 COMMENTS

  1. We agree wholeheartedly. Pfs economic initiatives are there for all to see. This is where we would welcome so called economists HH input but the silly little boy is busy politicking on social media

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  2. Only education can eradicate poverty. Poverty is not just the lack of money, a country can also face cultural and traditional poverty. Whether politics, economic development, sports, music and arts, intellectual capability is necessary in order to excel. The bigger picture reveals that too much western dependency is the real cause for poverty in African countries.

  3. “Mr. Chifumbe said no past government has ever empowered citizens in the manner that the PF government has done it.”-LT

    no past government has ever discourage IMF to loan funds to the citizens in the manner that the PF government has done it.

    no past government has ever asked the US ambassador to leave his post in manner that the Zambian President Edgar Lungu, had PF government has done it.

    PF time out.

  4. No past government has ever made Lusaka stock exchange stagnant in the manner that the PF government has done it.

    PF time out.

  5. No past government has ever asked the US ambassador to leave his post in manner that the PF government has done it.

    PF time out.

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  6. Pfs economic initiatives are there for all to see.HUH ??????????? AND AT WHAT COST ??
    AND WHY IS ZAMBIA IN JUNK STATUS ??? AND WHY HAS THE ZMW DEVALUED SO MUCH TO OVER 22 TO $$
    GOOD INITIATIVES ?? RUBBISH

  7. No past government has ever discourage IMF to loan funds to the citizens in the manner that the PF government has done it.

    PF time out.

  8. No past government has ever made IMF shelved funds from citizens in the manner that the PF government has done it.

    PF time out.

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  9. Nine Chale – You started okay but again you stray into pan Africanism talk when you are in no position to preach about that when you sat next to your German madam there!!

  10. Tell your president with his cheap throw away hand outs of bicycles – calling it empowerment to Zambians- what a lie

  11. Where is Money for Eempowerment coming from? They are Printing Money recklessly like confetti and dishing it out to PF Cadres to buy votes. This excessive printing money is fueling inflation hence Consumer prices have skyrocketed and the masses can no longer afford to buy basic goods. On August 12, 2021 Zambians should vote wisely and for a change of Govt.

  12. In short, Chilangwa is telling ECL to STOP handing out bicycles, it’s not a “sustainable way of eradicating poverty in communities”.
    Mwavenla imwe ba PFu???

  13. Small and medium size businesses that create jobs and financially empower people is what will help eradicate poverty, Plus low interest rates for people starting up a small business and for small scale farmers , and low taxation rates. Encouragement and education are also a big help.

  14. @4 Nine Chale, FULLY AGREE WITH YOU!! EDUCATION, EDUCATION, we are in a complex world and one cannot run business effectively without adequate understanding of the world around them and without adequate analytical skills!! THAT IS WHY I GET DISMAYED WHEN A MINISTER WHO HAS TECHNOCRATS UNDER THEM CAN TAKE STREET KIDS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO READ AND WRITE TO ZNS CAMPS “TO ACQUIRE SKILLS”- WHAT WORTHY SKILLS IN A MODERN WORLD WOULD AN ILLITERATE CHILD ACQUIRE??

  15. In the next few months we will be witnessing the most extravagant and most expensive election campaign in the history of this country. Kaya mwandi, Mulungu eka aziba

  16. AT THE EXPENSE OF COVID … THIS GOVERNMENT DOESNT SEEM TO CARE ITS INCREASING AND THE POOR PEOPLE WHO HAAVE LOST THIER LIVES
    NO VACCINES WHY ?? NO MONEY !! BUT MONEY FOR BICYCLES AND FUEL TANKERS IN THE NAME OF HELPING THE YOUTHS
    BUT THE LAST 4 YEARS VERY LITTLE
    YES WE ZAMBIANS ARE BLIND AND SOME EVEN STUP1D
    WHY ELSE WOULD WE ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE ??
    I SUSPECT THE POCKET IS MORE DEMANDING THAN THE PEOPLE

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