72 cooperatives and clubs in Monze central constituency were on Wednesday empowered under the constituency development fund.
Speaking during the disbarment of CDF funds, Monze area Member of Parliament who is also minister of home affairs and internal security Jack Mwiimbu urged people to utilize this opportunity and apply for the funds.
Mr Mwiimbu who was accompanied by his two counterparts Michelo Kasauta for Bweengwa and Fred Chaatila for Moomba Constituencies explained that funds will not follow anyone home hence there is need for women and youth to ensure that they apply for the funds.
Three groups of differently abled persons were among the people who were empowered as one way of promoting inclusiveness.
Projects applied for included Carpentry, welding, piggery and poultry among other projects.
And Monze Urban Cooperative for the Disabled chairperson Kebble Nchimunya thanked government and Constituency Officials for ensuring everyone was included in the empowerment programs.
He noted that differently abled persons have not benefitted from most empowerment programs but that it was a breath of fresh air that their plight is being recognized by the New Dawn Government.
He said K15,000.00 grant which his organization received to improve their carpentry workshop will go a long way in improving their work environment.