PATRIOTIC Front (PF) BANGWEULU Constituency Member of Parliament Anthony Kasandwe has paid glowing tribute to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for empowering cooperatives in his constituency with various items, through the ECL MPEC.
Speaking when the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multipurpose Empowerment Cooperative – aka ECL MPEC – handed over various empowerment packages to cooperatives in Samfya and the rest of Bangweulu constituency.
The area MP said that the only way the people of Bangweule can thank President Lungu is by making sure that the empowerment packages culminate in viable businesses that will improve their livelihoods.
He said that he is grateful to President Lungu for his commitment to improving the livelihoods of the poor in Bangweule constituency and the whole of Samfya district, and encouraged recipients to use the packages wisely.
Hon. Kasandwe said: “I am aware that these empowerment packages have come to you at a time when you are preparing yourself to celebrate the year end festivities and some of you might be tempted to use these items for your celebrations. But the President has given this empowerment so that you turn them into wealth for yourselves and others around you.”
He said that he is grateful to President Lungu for his commitment to improving the livelihoods of the poor in Bangweule constituency and the whole of Samfya district.
Meanwhile, ECL MPEC National Coordinator Ms. Evelyn Banda has disclosed that President Lungu has empowered a record 477 cooperatives in Luapula province so far, under Phase One and Two.
She said that the huge number of cooperatives empowered is a result of the President’s passion and goodwill for the people of Samfya district and Luapula province as a whole.
“ Every now and then President Lungu is reminding those of us who are his lieutenants to go out and help the people of Zambia with amenities that help to better their lives without leaving anyone behind,” Ms. Banda said.
She disclosed that each of the 477 cooperatives has no less than 50 members who are directly benefiting through the groups.
Ms. Banda said that President Lungu wants each and every Zambian home to be sustainable enough to stand on its own.