Gwembe youth cooperatives empowered

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Gwembe youth cooperatives empowered
Gwembe youth cooperatives empowered

Africa-PressZambia. Patriotic Front Member of the Central Committee Syacheye Madyenkuku (middle) introduces Choma central Constituency party secretary Joel Kamoko to the residents (not in picture) of Sikalongo ward while constituency chairperson Timothy Siakaziba looks onGwembe District Commissioner (DC), and Timothy Siakaziba says government has disbursed over K150, 000 under the Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project (ZAEDP) to youth cooperatives in the area.

ZANIS reports that Mr Siakaziba says the project being supported by the Citizen’s Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) will benefit 40 youth cooperatives involved in aquaculture.

The fish farmers have also received the first batch of 250,000 fingerlings and 583 bags of feed.

Mr Siakaziba said the fingerlings will help boost fish production in the district.

He noted that fish farming has potential to contribute to food security, improve nutrition, job creation and reduce poverty at household and district level.

Mr Siakaziba has praised the Chipepo Youth Cooperative in Chief Chipepo’s area that has continued to record positive strides in fish production.

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