Kwak Dae Hoon, President of Saemaul Undong project, has called for strict monitoring of the project being implemented in Zambia.
The Saemaul Undong project currently being implemented in Mwachiyaba and Shakulya villages in Kafue District, and Nanduba and Nansenga villages in Chikankata District aims to foster community development through self-help, mindset change and cooperation through community mobilisation.
Hoon, who is currently in Zambia to inspect the project, emphasised the need for strict monitoring for it to succeed.
He was optimistic that strict monitoring would lead to the expected impact on communities.
Hoon said this when he met with Community Development and Social Services Minister, Doreen Mwamba, on Friday.
The two met to discuss the project being implemented by the Ministry in the four villages, and to strengthen working strategies for the sake of enhancing human development.
“We acknowledge the importance of social security, and we applaud the Zambian government for empowering villages through various social protection programmes in an effort to eliminate poverty,” Hoon said.
Mwamba in her response talked about government’s eagerness to implement the project and ensure that its philosophy and strategies were put into perspective, in line with government’s developmental aspirations.
She said Saemaul Undong projects which recently received over US$70,000, annual funding, had come as a big relief to communities because of its power to transform and empower people, as pledged to fully and effectively monitor its implementation.
“On behalf of our Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, we fully welcome this milestone project and Zambia will never be the same again,” Mwamba said, as she thanked the project president for considering Zambia to be part of such a programme.
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