JCTR fights poverty in Solwezi


The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection or JCTR says it is committed to capacity building members of the public with Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, in a bid to improve their welfare in their communities.
Solwezi based, JCTR Social and Economic Development Programme Officer Michomyiza Diyedone said lack of knowledge on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights among members of the public has negatively affected them lacking access to fight for quality education, health, water and sanitation services in their localities.
Mr Diyedone said it is for this more reason that, his faith-based organization has embarked on capacity building workshop on such rights so members of the public have knowledge on how they can engage office bearers to provide them with social amenities in their communities, such as good school infrastructures, health facilities clean and safe water for drinking as well as sanitation.
He was speaking yesterday at Kasama’s Pastoral centre when he officially opened a capacity-building workshop on social, economic and cultural rights for members of the community drawn from various parts of Kasama district.
And speaking on behalf of the participants Ulagulata Mutale bemoaned that lack of clean and safe water for drinking in some communities in Kasama district is a great infringement on the social, economic and cultural rights of people, as most of them drink unsafe and contaminated water drawn from streams and un-coverd bole-holes.
Mis Mutale urged the government to prioritise digging bole-holes in such communities and extend piped water reticulation supply system so that members of the public enjoy their rights.
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