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CJCP to benefit about 2,500 households in Shangombo

About 2,500 households will benefit from Climate Just Community Project (CJCP) in Mulangu and State Ranch Wards of Shangombo District of Western Province.

The project, whose purpose is to mitigate the impact of climate change, is funded by the Scottish government through the administration of Niras and is being implemented by the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, Green Living Movement and Council of Churches in Zambia.

ZANIS reports that Project Coordinator, Tendai Ng’andu says the project is focusing on five intervention areas that include integrated agriculture, water sanitation and hygiene, disaster risk reduction, natural resource management and business development.

“The project has been running since the first quarter of the year. We are focusing on five interventions namely integrated agriculture, water sanitation and hygiene, disaster risk reduction, natural resource management and business development,” Mr Ng’andu said.

He added that the project has two cross cutting interventions like advocacy and gender equality disability and social inclusion.

Meanwhile, Mungula Mubita, a teacher from Mulangu Ward said the project is a timely intervention as it will improve the lives of many with the initiatives it has come with. 

Ms Mubita added that the project has come with initiatives like winter maize growing, irrigation systems among other things.

“The project is a timely intervention which will improve the livelihoods of the people of Mulangu with its many initiatives,” Mubita stated

Mooka Mushwaule from State Ranch said he has appreciated the project as it has taught him how to survive in this drought season and has also empowered them with goats, chickens and boreholes as a way of surviving the drought. 

He added that the media training they underwent has taught them how to disseminate information.

“l’m grateful to the project as it has taught me how to be resilient in this drought season and we have been empowered with livestock and boreholes etc,” Mr Mushwaule said.

The Climate Just Community Project is being implemented in four districts of Zambia namely, Shangombo, Sioma, Luangwa and Sinazongwe.

The project will run until March 2025 and has a possibility of an extension where other interventions will be implemented.

Besides the interventions that the project came with, selected individuals from both Mulangu and State Ranch were trained in media coverage as they are the focal point people for the project.