SUN BUSINESS writes
SPAR Choma and Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) have signed a goat supply contract.
In the deal, the MCMZ would be supplying goat meat to the supermarket.
MCMZ Executive Director, Sibbuku Genious Musokotwane, said his organization was using agriculture as an income-generating tool to address the fight against child marriage in Choma.
He said the signing of a supply contract with Spar Choma was a milestone achievement as Government has awarded his organization capital enhancement of K300,000 for goat breeding.
The organisation was empowered under the Presidential Multi-sectoral Approach Youth Empowerment Fund.
Mr Musokotwane added that his organisation would effectively compete with other local farmers in securing favourable space in the shelves of international chain stores in Zambia as the local market for goat meat has not yet been fully met.
He was happy that Spar management had offered an opportunity to the young people as equal partners in economic development.
And Spar Managing Director, Rebecca Buckette, who was represented by Spar Choma Procurement Manager, Phatwell Hamaamba said her company was committed to empowering local farmers through creating favourable supply opportunities for them to compete with other farmers in the industry.
MCMZ is among beneficiaries of the over K8million distributed through the Presidential Multi-sectoral Approach Youth Empowerment Fund.
The fund was launched by Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Emmanuel Mulenga in Southern Province.