The Adolescent Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (Ansa) Project has distributed bicycles and assorted sporting materials worth K35 million to its partners in Mwanza.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) at Chiwembu Community ground on Saturday, Ansa Project monitoring and evaluation coordinator Bosco Kasitomu said the distribution of 94 bicycles was aimed at addressing mobility challenges faced by field workers who used to travel long distances to impart different skills to youth groups under the project.
“The sporting materials such as balls, boots, jerseys and trophies, among other items, will also promote sporting activities among the youth as such they will be healthy to effectively carry out activities of the project,” he said.
Kasitomu said the main objective of the project is to increase production and consumption of foods with necessary nutrients such as vitamin A among young people and also access to livelihood among beneficiary households.
In his remarks, Mwanza District Council chairperson Kaisi Chimbalanga hailed Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) for introducing the project in the district, noting that it would go a long way in promoting production of nutritious food in the district. Ansa Project is implemented by FUM with funding from the Japanese Social Development Fund through the World Bank, but it is coordinated by district nutrition coordinating committees.