Government hailed for reaching out to vulnerable communities through empowerment activities

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Minister of Community Development and Social Services Hon. Kampamba Mulenga Chewe has commended Sunstream Technology and World Panel Zambia for their social cooperate responsibility aimed at supplementing Government’s efforts in addressing challenges in the energy sector.

This was after the two companies donated 4722 solar kits valued at USD$88,229 to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services on Wednesday.

Mrs Chewe said the donation will go a long way in meeting some of the Domestic Energy required for the vulnerable households especially those on the Social Cash Transfer Program.

She said the donation will go a long way especially for vulnerable households that have school going children who need Domestic Lighting for purpose of reading and studying at night.

“I therefore wish to express my appreciation on behalf of the Government and on my own behalf for the valuable gesture “, she said.

She said that the Ministry has been allocated a total of 4722 various Solar products which include among many other things Mobile Solar Panels, Led Lights and Solar Batteries all valued at USD$88,229.

Hon Chewe said the donation will not only supplement the current Domestic Energy Source for the vulnerable communities but will also provide a completely Natural and clean source of Energy which does not have negative impact on the Environment, nor does it disrupt the atmosphere or create a potential threat to the Ecosystem as seen with oil and similar other Energy Sources.
She has assured the two Companies that the donation will be handed over to the intended beneficiaries.

Meanwhile Atlas Mara CEO James Koni acknowledged governments efforts in reaching out to the vulnerable communities around the country and delivering the much-needed empowerment, particularly to women and children.

“We are particularly happy that in your outreach programme, issues of entrepreneurship, maternal, and child health stand out. Your passion for uplifting humanity is well recognised and appreciated.” He stated.

And Mr. Koni added that the gift was a way promoting financial inclusion and entrepreneurship especially among women and youths.

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