COVID-19 stimulus package to resuscitate liquidity – Veep

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….. Funds have been secured and modalities of implementation will be announced shortly

Vice President Inonge Wina has emphasized that the presidential COVID-19 stimulus package that he announced recently is going to address issues of resuscitating liquidity in the economy through the small scale enterprises.

Mrs. Wina clarifies that the youth empowerment programs fall into this category.

The Vice President said this in parliament on Friday during the 45 minutes vice president’s question time when responding to Kasempa Member of Parliament Hon. Brenda Tambatamba who wanted to know when the funds will be distributed to the youths (of Kasempa) who she said are anxious to participate in the program.

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Mrs. Wina said the funds have just been secured and modalities of implementation will be announced shortly.

“Mr. Speaker, the presidential COVID-19 stimulus package that was announced recently is going to address issues of resuscitating liquidity in our economy through the small scale enterprises and the youth empowerment programs fall into this category. And this is designed to cover the whole country. So the youths of Kasempa will benefit from these funds when a program has been put in place to address the distribution of the funds, the funds. The funds have just been secured and modalities of implementation will be announced shortly. I thank you, sir,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Vice President said government is on full alert regarding locusts and armyworms.

Responding to Liuwa Member of Parliament, Mrs. Wina said government is aware of the damage these locusts and and armyworms cab have on crop fields.

“Mr. Speaker, government is on full alert regarding locusts and armyworms. We have received reports of the evasion of fields in East Africa, in particular Kenya, and the devastation that these locusts have left in their work. So this government is not sat idle. Currently, they were some scientists operating in Kazungula where there were some reports of spotted locusts in the area in the area of sprays were effected and if they are some sightings of locusts in Liwa. I believe this will be followed up by the same scientists who were operating in Kazungula. Mr. Speaker, we know the amount of damage that these pests can have in the maize fields,” she said.

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