Luapula Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Loyd Chakaba has implored members of the District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNCC) in Mwense to be proactive in addressing nutrition related activities.
Mr Chakaba who is also Provincial Nutrition Coordinating Committee (PNCC) Chairperson was speaking in Mwense when he officially opened a DNCC consolidation meeting held in the council chamber.
He said the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security Enhanced Resilience (FANSER) project in Mwense and Kawambwa by the Germany the International Cooperation will help address high levels of malnutrition in rural communities.
The PNCC Chairperson advised the committee not to turn the project into an academic exercise but that they should work within the confines of the Memorandum of Understanding with the German International Cooperation.
Mr Chakaba called for team work, passion and devotion and ensure that the money coming from cooperating partners is used for the intended purpose to help change the mindset of the people in rural communities.
And speaking during the same meeting, Provincial Project Manager Joseph Mumba said the FANSER project is aimed at improving the nutritional levels of people in food insecure areas of Mwense and Kawambwa Districts.
Mr Mumba said the project targets to reach 4753 women of reproductive age and 2114 children under two years in Mwense district alone.
He added that the project has a number of interventions and will also facilitate Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) and train intermediaries and households on planning and management of agriculture production.