Breaking NewsBusiness

Chieftainess Sinazongwe Applauds CEJ for Women’s Empowerment Initiatives

Chieftainess Sinazongwe, representing the Tonga-speaking people, has expressed her gratitude towards the Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) for their efforts in empowering women within her chiefdom through Revolving Funds.

These funds are instrumental in supporting income-generating activities such as agriculture, small businesses, and livestock rearing, thereby uplifting the socio-economic status of women in the community.

During a recent courtesy call by CEJ Executive Director Maggie Mwape in Sinazongwe District, the Traditional Leader lauded CEJ’s commitment to environmental justice and community well-being.

Meanwhile, Executive Director Maggie Mwape highlighted CEJ’s mission to advocate for environmental justice, sustainability, and community empowerment.

Currently, CEJ is implementing the Resilient Initiatives for Sustainable Environment (RISE) Project in Sinazongwe and Serenje districts. The project aims to strengthen environmental monitoring and evaluation, improve environmental impact assessments, and promote enforcement and compliance with environmental regulations.

Additionally, CEJ has launched a three-year European Union-funded initiative, Strengthening the Respect for Environmental Rights (SR4ER), to be implemented in Sinazongwe, Kabwe, Serenje, Mufulira, and Kitwe. This initiative underscores CEJ’s commitment to fostering environmental protection and community development across various districts.

Ms. Mwape assured Chieftainess Sinazongwe of CEJ’s long-term dedication to the district, highlighting the establishment of an office in Sinazeze managed by District Coordinator Jeff Kayamba. This office will oversee CEJ’s operations and community engagement efforts in the region.

Furthermore, Chieftainess Sinazongwe is set to participate in the Environmental Protection Dialogue (EPD), an annual event where traditional leaders discuss environmental protection, land rights, ecosystem restoration, and related topics.

The EPD aims to align environmental law with social justice to foster sustainable communities, reflecting CEJ’s holistic approach to environmental advocacy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *