The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) is fascinated by a youth who has created jobs for residents of Mpika district by putting up a milling plant using funding from CEEC.
CEEC Board Chairperson Kasuka Mutukwa said he is pleased with Kabwe Musowa who not only created jobs for the locals but also helped in reducing the price of mealie-meal in the district.
Dr. Mutukwa was speaking to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) during the tour of the project in Mpika district yesterday.
The CEEC Board Chairperson stated that he was shocked to learn that most of the mealie meal in Muchinga province is processed in Lusaka, adding that the coming up of milling projects by CEEC will cushion the challenge.
Kabwe Musowa 35, a Manager of Pamulambe Milling Plant in Mpika district of Muchinga Province is one of the beneficiary of CEEC loans.
Mr Musowa has so far created employment to eight local people in Mpika District.
Meanwhile, Kabwe Musowa has praised government for coming up with an initiative such as the Citizens Economic Empowerment which has benefited a lot of youths.
Mr. Musowa has since urged fellow youths to come up with projects and access loans from CEEC so that they help government create more jobs.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mutukwa has disclosed that a milk processing plant owned by a youth is underway in Mpika district.
He explained that the plant will start producing yoghurt and cheese among others.
He also expressed happiness that many people who are accessing the Citizens Economic Empowerment loans are flexible in paying back loans.
Dr. Mutukwa has since urged Zambians to acquire loans, stating that collateral is not required on loans raging from K 5,000 to K50, 000 as this is meant for the citizens.