Τhe Lusaka City Council- LCC has commenced the registration of Clubs in its effort to ease the process of grassroot participation in accessing the Constituency Development Fund – CDF through its Loans and Grants facility.
In a statement today, LCC Public relations Manager Chola Mwamba said the local authority begun the exercise on 29th September, 2023 and has since registered 256 Clubs which is a clear indication that the residents needed this service to be active from the Local Authority.
She said the Council is mandated by the Local Government Act NO. 2 of 2019 to register Clubs and monitor their performance towards their contribution to the social- economic activities of their jurisdiction.
Ms. Mwamba stated that residents should take note that recognition of a Club under the registration of the Council can only be met if the group members meet the following requirements:
Ms. Mwamba noted that the group must pay a fee of K280 to the Council and shall be composed of members not less than ten (10) and not more than thirty five (35) and members must be holder of National Registration Cards (NRCs).
She further noted that the Club should have an executive and three sets of minutes for their previous meetings.
Ms. Mwamba said the Local Authority is gratified with the the response made so far by residents towards the registration of Clubs and we have since urged the newly registered Clubs to apply for CDF Loans and Grants.
She also encouraged women and youths to actively participate in the formation and registration of Clubs as this is the great opportunity, deliberately created by the Central Government to improve people’s wellbeing.
“The Local Authority will remain committed to registering Clubs that are aligned with the needs, aspirations and capacities of the group members.” Ms. Mwamba said