United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has donated 15 motorbikes to community workers in Chitipa.
Presenting the motorbikes on Thursday, the district’s FAO manager Edwin Siame said the bikes will ease mobility challenges faced by community workers in the district.
He said: “We want to promote food and nutritional security among communities in the district through the Afikepo/Kulima programme.
“So, community workers will be able to reach farmers with knowledge on new farming technologies.”
Siame said 12 motorbikes will go to agriculture extension workers, two for community health workers and one for a community development worker.
Chitipa District Council director of administration John-Bosco Baluti commended FAO for the bikes, saying the council relies on such assistance from its partners to help in smooth implementation of development programmes.
Mwamkumbwa Extension Planning Area coordinator Tamara Mlenga said the bikes will help extension workers reach more farmers.
“Most of the areas are hard-to-reach, especially during the rainy season,” she said.
The donation was funded by the European Union.