178 Groups, Clubs Benefit From K5 Million Mafinga CDF



Government has disbursed over five K5 million Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to cooperatives and clubs in Mafinga District in Muchinga Province.

Speaking during the handover ceremony at Thendele market, Mafinga Member of Parliament Robert Chabinga said a total of 178 cooperatives and clubs have benefited from the 2023 CDF loans and grants component.

Mr Chibinga said a total of 53 beneficiary groups were approved under the loans component and received K3, 227,784 while under grants component a total of 125 groups received K2.121 million.

The Mafinga MP further urged the recipients to make good use of the funds saying the CDF money is not meant for sharing.

Mr Chibinga said those who will be found misusing the money will face the law, adding that the funds are meant to uplift their living standards.

And Mafinga CDF Committee Chairperson Delixe Singogo thanked government for empowering residents of Mafinga Constituency through CDF loans and grants.

Mr Singogo said he is confident that the beneficiaries will use the money to boost their businesses.

“Most of these people who have benefited are already in business and have been struggling to find money to boost their businesses but now their businesses will be boosted,” he said.

Mafinga CDF Committee Chairperson observed that people’s lives have improved already through the CDF.

And one of the beneficiaries Pestone Singongo from Muyombe ward who received K60, 000 said since 1994 when he started his business, he has not benefited from any loan or grant from government.

“This is my first time and this money will help me a lot, I thank government for this gesture,” He added.

And Matilda Muwowo of Thendele ward who is running a poultry project said she is grateful to the government for the funds.

“I bought 50 chickens and I was struggling to buy feed for the chickens and other things but now with this K25,000 I have benefited from CDF I will be able to run my business very well,” said Ms Muwowo.

She explained that she will also increase the number of chickens so that her business can further improve.


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