PARAMOUNT Chief Mwata Kalembe of the Luba Lunda people of Luapula Province has welcomed the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multipurpose Empowerment Cooperative in his chiefdom.
Mwata Kazembe said that President Edgar Lungu’s support to the downtrodden was appreciated.
He was speaking when ECL- MPEC national coordinator Ms Evelyn Banda and her team paid a courtesy call on him at his Kazembe palace in Mwansabombwe.
Mwata Kazembe said he would ensure all his deserving subjects participated in the programme and applied to access the various empowerment packages offered by the ECL-MPEC.
The traditional leader urged the ECL- MPEC national coordinator and her team to ensure that they work with all traditional leaders in Luapula to ensure a smooth implementation of the empowerment programmes.
Meanwhile, Ms Banda thanked the Mwata Kazembe for his commitment to improving the welfare of his subjects by partnering with the ECL-MPEC.
Ms. Banda said that the ECL-MPEC aims at empowering not less than 50 cooperatives per constituency in the province.
Ms Banda said that the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multipurpose Empowerment Cooperative considers traditional leaders as key stakeholders in the implementation of its programmes.
“We hold you our traditional leaders in very high esteem and we are very cognizant of the fact that you play the most important role in the lives of our people in the grass roots” Ms Banda said.
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