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Monday, January 30, 2012

Britain gives N12.337b grant to Zambia

Over the next three years, the Zambian government will receive a grant of GBP58 million, about N12.337 billion from the British government, reports LusakaTimes.
The grant as gathered by NaijaAgroNet was made available through the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British government for growth and poverty reduction in Zambia.
The Public Relations Officer of the Zambian Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Chileshe Kandeta affirmed that the grant would be delivered as general budget support to help the government in the fight against poverty.
“The money will ensure that an additional 54,000 rural people have access to safe water by 2014, keep an additional 50,000 children in school every year and provide an additional 42,000 households with access to electricity by 2015,” he said. Read more
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